Center for Global Workers' Rights

Welcome to the New Cohort of M.P.S. students in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights!

Welcome to the New Cohort of M.P.S. students in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights!

The Center for Global Workers’ Rights and the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State are proud to welcome the seventh cohort of Masters of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) students in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights! The new cohort consists of nine students who bring a wealth of experience promoting labor rights across a range of geographic, industrial, and organizational contexts.

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CGWR Reacts to the Times with COVID-Inspired Short Course

CGWR Reacts to the Times with COVID-Inspired Short Course

In response to concerns about workers during the coronavirus pandemic, center director Dr. Mark Anner and the Global Labour University collaborated to create a free online course to provide “unionists, scholars, and practitioners from around the world with critical knowledge on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers in global supply chains and labor’s response to protect workers.”

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M.P.S. Students Research the Impact of Pandemic on Work and Worker Movements

M.P.S. Students Research the Impact of Pandemic on Work and Worker Movements

The pandemic has created urgency and obstacles for new research on the world of work. In summer 2020, four M.P.S. students in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights stepped up to this challenge by writing capstone papers on the implications of the pandemic

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Studying and Promoting Workers’ Rights in the Time of Corona

Studying and Promoting Workers’  Rights in the Time of Corona

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the globe, it exposes and intensifies deep-seated inequalities, with pressing implications for workers’ rights. Here at the Center for Global Workers’ Rights, we are tracking these developments closely, even as many of our immediate plans have been disrupted.

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Center Director Mark Anner Publishes Report on Impacts of Covid-19 on Bangladeshi Garment Workers

Center Director Mark Anner Publishes Report on Impacts of Covid-19 on Bangladeshi Garment Workers

Center Director, Mark Anner, associate professor of labor and employment relations at Penn State, has published the results of a recent study that found that during the COVID-19 pandemic, some global retailers are refusing to pay millions of factory workers, most of whom are women in developing countries, for work they have already completed.

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Center for Global Workers’ Rights Symposium Postponed

Center for Global Workers’ Rights Symposium Postponed

UPDATE AS OF MARCH 10: The symposium has been postponed until further notice due to rising cases of the Coronavirus.

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Spotlight Shines on Dr. Jinyoung Park, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Global Workers’ Rights

Spotlight Shines on Dr. Jinyoung Park, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Global Workers’ Rights

Dr. Jinyoung (Jini) Park, who holds a Ph.D. in Labor and Industrial Relations from Cornell University, joined CGWR in August 2018. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the roles of international actors in building industrial relations systems in Myanmar and Cambodia. In contrast to conventional Industrial Relations (IR) theories,

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Spotlight Shines on Dr. Catherine Bowman, Assistant Research Professor of Labor and Employment Relations

Spotlight Shines on Dr. Catherine Bowman, Assistant Research Professor of Labor and Employment Relations

Dr. Catherine (Cate) Bowman joined the center in August 2019. Her research focuses on structural inequality as produced through the U.S. immigration system. Her dissertation – “Flexible Workers, Fissured Workplaces: Cultural Exchange for Hire in an Era of Precarious Labor” – links sociological, legal, and labor studies approaches

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