Events

VLERA Webinar: Labor-Management Partnership in Practice: How to Establish and Maintain a Positive Labor Relations Culture

VLERA Webinar: Labor-Management Partnership in Practice: How to Establish and Maintain a Positive Labor Relations Culture

VLERA will host their next webinar on October 21, 2020 from 8:00-9:15 p.m. Webinar participants will hear practical advice from parties who have lived through significant labor-management conflict and found their way to a collaborative culture of openness, respect, and transparency that benefits both sides.

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VLERA Webinar: Advancing Dispute Resolution By Understanding the Sources of Conflict

VLERA Webinar: Advancing Dispute Resolution By Understanding the Sources of Conflict

Our VLERA chapter is hosting a webinar, "Advancing Dispute Resolution by Understanding the Sources of Conflict" on August 19 at 8 p.m. During the presentation, Professor John W. Budd from the University of Minnesota will integrate scholarship from multiple disciplines to develop a multi-dimensional framework on the sources of conflict.

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VLERA Webinar to be held Tuesday, April 14

VLERA Webinar to be held Tuesday, April 14

The webinar series will continue with a presentation from the School of Labor and Employment Relations' own Mark Gough, assistant professor.

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2020 VLERA Webinar Series Continues March 19

2020 VLERA Webinar Series Continues March 19

Steven Greenhouse, J.D. will present "Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor" at 7:30 p.m. EST. Advanced registration is required.

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"American Factory" Screening March 3

"American Factory" Screening March 3

The Center for Global Workers' Rights in the School of Labor and Employment Relations and the Sustainability Institute will be hosting a free screening of the Oscar-Winning film, "American Factory" on March 3 at 7 p.m. in HUB 132 Flex Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

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VLERA Webinar with presenter Michael Wasser: The Growth of Union Professionals

VLERA Webinar with presenter Michael Wasser: The Growth of Union Professionals

The School of Labor and Employment Relation's Virtual Chapter of LERA will be holding its first meeting/presentation for the spring semester. Presenter Michael Wasser is a former IUG student, a part-time online instructor, and Assistant to the President and Legislative Director for the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE).

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Times of Radical Change: The Power Struggles behind the Hong Kong protests and the Bolivia Coup

Times of Radical Change: The Power Struggles behind the Hong Kong protests and the Bolivia Coup

On Wednesday, February 12 at 4 p.m., two Global Labor University graduate students will be presenting on recent events in Hong Kong and Bolivia.

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Women Workers Film Festival Feb. 15-16

Women Workers Film Festival Feb. 15-16

"Women Workers in Struggle: Organizing for Voice and Power around the Globe" will be held at Foster Auditorium on Penn State's University Park Campus.

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Speaker Series: Richard Bales

Speaker Series: Richard Bales

As part of our Speaker Series, Professor Rick Bales (Professor of Law, Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University) will be presenting "Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace," on Thursday, February 13th during our Common Hour (3:15 – 4:30 p.m.) in 502 Keller Building.

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Hogan to Speak at 2020 Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

Hogan to Speak at 2020 Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

School of Labor and Employment Relations Professor of Practice Tom Hogan will be discussing his innovative approaches to student engagement and engaged scholarship.

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Mother Jones in Heaven – a musical by Si Kahn at the State Theatre on Nov. 3

Mother Jones in Heaven – a musical by Si Kahn at the State Theatre on Nov. 3

Mother Jones in Heaven centers on the life of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, and combines storytelling with musical theatre to bring her incredible story to audiences nationwide

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Penn State LER Faculty Present at the ASA

Penn State LER Faculty Present at the ASA

The American Sociological Association recently held its 114th Annual Meeting, “Engaging Social Justice for a Better World,” from August 10-13th in New York City. A number of LER faculty shared their research and participated in a variety of sessions.

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4th Global Conference on International Human Resources Management Held at Penn State

4th Global Conference on International Human Resources Management Held at Penn State

A conference encouraging broadening the knowledge of international human resource management, the 4thGlobal Conference on International Human Resources Management, was held May 9-11 in the Chambers Building at University Park. This continues the now biennial tradition of running this conference since 2013. Organized by the Center for International Human Resource Studies (CIHRS), an initiative from the School of Labor and Employment Relations, conference attendees included more than sixty scholars from eighteen countries whose research focuses on the field of international human resource management (IHRM).

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General president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades to speak April 16

General president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades to speak April 16

Kenneth Rigmaiden, general president of the more than 160,000 member International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), will deliver the Penn State School of Labor and Employment Relations’ twenty-seventh annual Philip Murray Memorial Labor Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, in 121 Sparks Building. Topics he will address in his discussion include race issues within their union, generational barriers, changes in technology, social issues, breaking barriers, organizing within the immigrant community, representing various differences on the political spectrum, and the new generations views on unions. This is an open lecture and members of the public are invited to attend.

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May 2017: 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management

May 2017: 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management

The 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management was held on May 18-20, 2015 in New York City. This conference built on the success of the 1stand 2nd Global Conferences held on campus in May 2013 and 2015 respectively. The 2017 conference attracted over 85 scholars in the field of international human resource management (IHRM) from 25 countries. Sixty-five papers were presented covering a broad range of IHRM topics, including: cross-cultural values; global careers; HRM in multinational corporations; knowledge management; global diversity challenges; HRM in emerging economies; millennials across cultures; global talent management; global leadership; expatriate management; cross-national perspectives on IHRM; and high performance work systems in different country contexts.

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LER School Center to Present Practitioner/Academic Seminar on International HRM in NYC, May 18, 2017

“Emerging markets are becoming the new centers of gravity for the global economy, and competition for talent is becoming fiercer almost by the day. Access to talented workers is considered by some as the top indicator of a country’s competitiveness.” (Deloitte, 2013)

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Ohio State Expert on Workplace Commitment to Speak in October

Professor Howard Klein, Professor of Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, will deliver a talk titled “Contemporary Workplace Commitments” on Friday, October 16 from 2-4 p.m. in Keller Building, Room 502.

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LER School Hosts 40th Northeast Summer School for Union Women

Penn State hosted nearly 150 women from unions and worker centers throughout the northeastern U.S in July as part of the 40th UALE Northeast Summer School for Union Women.

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Center for International Human Resource Studies Making an Impact; Global Conference Begins May 14

Center for International Human Resource Studies Making an Impact; Global Conference Begins May 14

Entering its third year of operation, the Center for International Human Resource Studies (CIHRS) continues to develop a strong community of academics and practitioners passionate about international human resource management (IHRM). The Center, under the direction of Professor Elaine Farndale, is now preparing for its second Global IHRM Conference, May 14-15 at University Park. At the first conference in 2013, more than eighty scholars and graduate students from twenty-three countries gathered to discuss IHRM topics. A similar gathering is expected again this year, largely attracted by renowned keynote speakers: Professor Xiaoping Chen (Foster School of Business, University of Washington) and Professor Michael Morley (Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland).

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Professor Hogan Appears with President Barron on WPSU to Discuss Civility

Professor Hogan Appears with President Barron on WPSU to Discuss Civility

Tom Hogan, LER Professor of Practice, recently appeared on an episode of “Higher Education in Focus” with Penn State President Eric Barron to discuss civility and ethics in the classroom, the workplace, and society. During the half-hour program, hosted by WPSU’s Patty Satalia, Hogan discussed the recent call for civility from University leadership and the reactions of the Penn State community to the request.

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“Genius Grant” Awardee Visits LER to Discuss Her Work

“Genius Grant” Awardee Visits LER to Discuss Her Work

On February 11, LER welcomed Ai-Jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Alliance (NDWA) and Co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign, to campus for a presentation titled “The Future of Care: What We Need for a Changing America”. The talk was part of a tour to promote her book, “Aging with Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America.” Poo’s inspirational talk was hosted by the LER’s Center for Global Workers’ Rights, and co-sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies, the Department of Asian Studies., the Center for Global Studies, and the Central Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.

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First HRER On line Faculty Development Workshop

On Sunday, June 22, twenty five of our on line instructors got together at the Atherton Hotel in town to discuss on line teaching techniques. Instructors from both our undergraduate and graduate programs attended, with many traveling long distances (California, Florida and even Denmark!) to attend. This was the first of what we hope will be an annual faculty workshop where our faculty can learn some new teaching techniques, exchange best practices and just have the opportunity to "talk shop" with other members of our geographically diverse teaching staff.

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