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CGWR Releases New Research Report

CGWR Releases New Research Report

The Center for Global Workers Rights (CGWR) has published a new research report. This research report is the latest in a series of reports by the center on retailer and brand purchasing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and their impacts on workers and supplier factories.

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CGWR and WRC Collaborate on New Research Brief Focused on Garment Workers

CGWR and WRC Collaborate on New Research Brief Focused on Garment Workers

Unpaid Billions: Trade Data Show Apparel Order Volume and Prices Plummeted through June, Driven by Brands’ Refusal to Pay for Goods They Asked Suppliers to Make

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Center for International Human Resource Studies Webinar Series Continues Oct. 15

Center for International Human Resource Studies Webinar Series Continues Oct. 15

As part of their ongoing IHRM webinar series, the SFU Centre for Global Workforce Strategy, Penn State Center for International Human Resource Studies and ESCP Business School will be hosting their third webinar, "The invisible dimensions of human resource management: informal networks, institutions, and practices in international contexts." The event will take place on Thursday, October 15 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

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CIHRS Participates in New Webinar Series

CIHRS Participates in New Webinar Series

The Center for International Human Resource Studies participated in the first in a series of webinars focusing specifically on international HRM topics. The series was organized by the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University (Canada), CIHRS, and ESCP Business School in Europe. The next in the series is scheduled for September.

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Research contributes to policy changes to support workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Research contributes to policy changes to support workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

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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"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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Grant Research takes LER Professor to Guatemalan Banana Plantations

Grant Research takes LER Professor to Guatemalan Banana Plantations

Mark Anner, associate professor of labor and employment relations and director of the Center for Global Workers’ Rights, traveled to Guatemala in February for research as part of his work associated with a series of ongoing grants.

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CGWR receives $200,000 grant for 2019-2020 academic year

CGWR receives $200,000 grant for 2019-2020 academic year

The Center for Global Workers’ Rights received the grant from the Open Society Foundations to address challenges confronting vulnerable working groups in global supply chains.

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California Says Uber Drivers Are Employees. Now What?

California Says Uber Drivers Are Employees. Now What?

Last night, the California Senate passed a piece of legislation codifying the “ABC test,” a more stringent standard that employers must meet to classify workers as independent contractors. While this bill will affect many workers across California, one of the most notable effects will come in the so-called “gig” economy.

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Assistant Professor, Michael Maffie, Weighs in on Recent Uber and Lyft Driver Strikes

Assistant Professor, Michael Maffie, Weighs in on Recent Uber and Lyft Driver Strikes

In the past year, ‘gig’ economy workers around the world have engaged in strikes and other labor actions. Ridehail drivers on multiple continents organized collective work stoppages. Deliveroo riders organized for better pay and workplace protections. Instacart workers signed an online petition calling for pay protections and more control over their work. Worker organizations have formed unions or collectives in the UK, New York, Seattle, and elsewhere. Although the ‘gig’ economy was promised to a future of work without bosses and greater worker ‘flexibility,’ growing global labor unrest reveals serious problems in the ‘gig’ economy as its currently designed. What is driving these protests? What can policymakers, unions, and HR specialists do to improve labor conditions in the ‘gig’ economy?

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Hui presents work on Labor Struggles and International Solidarity in China

Hui presents work on Labor Struggles and International Solidarity in China

Dr. Elaine Hui, assistant professor for the School of Labor and Employment Relations, was invited to speak at recent event entitled “Labour Struggles and International Solidarity in China.” The event was organized by the Made in China Journal in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference in Denver, Colorado from March 21 to 24.

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Second Edition of Human Resource Management Published

Professor of Human Resource Management, Jean Phillips, had the second edition of her book Human Resource Management published earlier this year. The book was published by Chicago Business Press.

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Associate Professor Elaine Farndale Publishes Book on Strategy, Human Resource Management, and Performance

Associate Professor Elaine Farndale Publishes Book on Strategy, Human Resource Management, and Performance

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management Elaine Farndale, along with Jaap Paauwe, Professor of Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University, published the book, "Strategy, HRM, and Performance" earlier this year. The book was published by Oxford University Press in January 2018.

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Assistant Professor Elaine Hui Publishes First Book

Assistant Professor Elaine Hui Publishes First Book

Earlier this month, assistant professor Elaine Hui published her first book, “Hegemonic Transformation: The State, Laws, and Labour Relations in Post-Socialist China.”

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LER Faculty Member discusses key workplace issues with national media

LER Faculty Member discusses key workplace issues with national media

LER Associate Professor Niki Dickerson vonLockette recently appeared on two national media outlets speaking about key issues facing various segments of the workforce.

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