Center Director Receives LERA’s Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award

Center Director, Mark Anner, was awarded The Labor and Employment Relations Association’s (LERA) 2019 Susan C. Eaton Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award.
Center Director Receives LERA’s Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award

Center director Mark Anner receives LERA’s Susan C. Eaton Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award

Center Director, Mark Anner, was awarded The Labor and Employment Relations Association’s (LERA) 2019 Susan C. Eaton Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award in recognition of his accomplishments as both an academic and a practitioner. The awards committee wrote that they were “most impressed with [Anner’s] top-notch scholarship in the area of global workers’ rights, and his impact on changing conditions for workers globally. His research examines how pricing and other sourcing dynamics in global supply chains affect working conditions and workers’ rights. His research on international labor solidarity, labor law reform in Latin America, strikes in Vietnam, and corporate social responsibility in the global apparel industry has made him one of the most influential scholars in this important area. In addition, this award recognizes his efforts to extend the reach of the Global Labour University to North America by establishing a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) program in Labor and Global Workers' rights (LGWR) at Penn State that provides trade union activists from around the world the opportunity to prepare to play a role in the global movement to improve labor rights.”

Congratulations, Mark for this well deserved award, which truly embodies the spirit of our Center!