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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.

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"Remote Work Before, During and After the Pandemic" Webinar

"Remote Work Before, During and After the Pandemic" Webinar

Join the Center for Workplace Performance and our Virtual LERA chapter on October 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST to hear from panelists from companies including Netflix, Delta Airlines, and Zippo Inc.

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Webinar: Social Protest and Bargaining Strategies -- Promise and Challenges, Examined Then (1960s) and Now

Webinar: Social Protest and Bargaining Strategies -- Promise and Challenges, Examined Then (1960s) and Now

The Center for Workplace Performance continues their webinar series on September 9 with a presentation from Robert B. McKersie, Professor Emeritus of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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CWP Webinar: Effective Mentoring

CWP Webinar: Effective Mentoring

On April 1 at 8 p.m., Steven J. Greenblatt, Esq. and the CWP's own Michael Edenhart-Pepe, Ph.D., will discuss effective mentoring and ways to implement mentoring programs in organizations.

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LABOR School to Host Webinars March 26, March 30

LABOR School to Host Webinars March 26, March 30

"Workers on the Front Lines of COVID-19: What We Can Learn and Do" will bring together community members and union members alike. "Young Workers and Unions: Uniting across Generational Differences," will discuss the changing landscape of the workplace.

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CWP Spring Webinar Series Continues March 4

CWP Spring Webinar Series Continues March 4

The Center for Workplace Performance will host Dr. Joe Martocchio at 8 p.m. EST. The webinar will focus on "Recent Trends in Compensation and Benefits." Registration is required.

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CWP Spring Webinar Series Begins Feb. 5

CWP Spring Webinar Series Begins Feb. 5

The Center for Workplace Performance will be presenting the first of three free webinars at 8 p.m. EST. The topic of the webinar is "Workplace Violence Protection." Register today to reserve a spot.

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There is a Crisis in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes.  And We Need to Address It.  Now.

There is a Crisis in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes. And We Need to Address It. Now.

Attention baby boomers. There is a crisis in our state and you better start paying attention to it. The entire nursing home sector in Pennsylvania recently scored an “F” in quality in a report based on data reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a Federal government agency. And sixteen nursing homes in the state made the list of the 400 worst nursing homes in the nation.

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The LABOR School at Penn State and Allegheny-Fayette CLC Launch  Educational Programs for Unions in Southwest PA

The LABOR School at Penn State and Allegheny-Fayette CLC Launch Educational Programs for Unions in Southwest PA

On March 22, nearly fifty union members from a dozen local unions in Southwest Pennsylvania gathered at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Hall for a forum entitled, “Strategies for a New Labor Landscape: Strengthening Member Commitment,” hosted by The Labor School at Penn State, the Allegheny-Fayette CLC, and the PA AFL-CIO.

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School of Labor and Employment Relations Unveils New LERA Virtual Chapter

On Dec. 5, Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) hosted their first virtual chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). Founded in 1947, LERA provides a unique forum for professionals interested in labor and employment relations to obtain insights on recent developments, issues, and practices within the field.

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Professor Provides Expert Reports in Bangladesh Factory Case

Associate Professor Mark Anner provided two expert reports in a case brought by Global Union Federations (GUFs) against multinational corporations for failure to remediate building safety concerns in the Bangladesh garment supplier factories under terms of the legally binding Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety.

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Update on the School’s Training Opportunities for HR Practitioners

The School of Labor and Employment Relations has continued to grow its management outreach activities through its Academy for Human Capital Development (AHCD). Our experience to date reinforces our belief that our programs can be a useful resource for LER alumni and others looking for effective training and development interventions.

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LER Professor’s Class Undertakes Project to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through the Performing Arts

Can the performing arts play a role in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at Penn State, in higher education more generally, in our communities, and in the global workplace? This is the action research focus of Dr. Tom C. Hogan, professor of practice in Human Resource Management, and his LER 460 HR Ethics class.

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The Academy of Human Capital Development:  Providing Professional Development Opportunities for HR Practitioners

The Academy of Human Capital Development: Providing Professional Development Opportunities for HR Practitioners

Human resource (HR) practitioners seeking professional development opportunities and HR executives seeking HR consulting services can now find such services at the LER’s Academy of Human Capital Development. The Academy is the School’s HR management outreach arm and provides webinars, workshops, onsite programs, and consulting services. Led by Professor’s Tom Hogan and Antone Aboud, the Academy’s mission is to promote and advance the HR profession by utilizing the talent and expertise of the School of LER’s distinguished faculty. The Academy provides an opportunity for the School to reconnect with LER alum/practitioners.

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LER Professor Raises Awareness of the Plight of Garment Workers in El Salvador

A recently released report by Mark Anner, Associate Professor of Labor and Employment Relations and Director of the Center for Global Workers’ Rights, sheds new light on violations of basic rights of thousands of garment industry workers in El Salvador by some of the United States largest clothing companies. "The nature of the violations of workers' rights and the number of violations are extreme," said Anner. "The violence that is directed at workers is bad and getting worse."

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