2017 Dec 01

    Innovative Approaches to Migrant Worker Advocacy

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


    Harvard Law School, WCC 3018

    A talk with Mervat Jumhawee, El Hassan Workers’ Center (Jordan)
    JJ Rosenbaum, Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, will moderate the event.

    Join us for a conversation on migrant workers’ rights in Jordan’s garment sector in the free trade zones with Mervat Jumhawee, Advocacy Officer for the El Hassan Workers’ Center. [Download Flyer]... Read more about Innovative Approaches to Migrant Worker Advocacy

    2017 Dec 01

    Beyond Harvey Weinstein: Workplace Sexual Harassment in the U.S.

    12:00pm to 12:45pm


    WCC 1019 Classroom, Harvard Law School

    Join Harassment/Assault Law Student Team for “Beyond Harvey Weinstein: Workplace Sexual Harassment in the U.S.” This panel discussion featuring employment law academics and practitioners will focus on the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal as a lens through which to view the general issue of workplace sexual harassment in the U.S. Non-pizza lunch will be served. 

    -Sharon Block, Lecturer at Law, Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School
    -Steve Churchill, Lecturer at Law, co-founder and principal of Fair Work, P.C., former director of the Employment Civil Rights Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School
    -Michael L. Rosen, Partner, Foley Hoag, practitioner of employment law... Read more about Beyond Harvey Weinstein: Workplace Sexual Harassment in the U.S.

    2017 Oct 30

    TUC Leading Change

    Mon Oct 30 (All day) to Fri Nov 3 (All day)


    Harvard Law School

    A training program and exchange of ideas with senior officials from unions affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Great Britain.

    [Video] of "What Should the Labor Movement Propose to the Country?" by Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Roscoe Pound Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
    Introduction by John Kelly, Birkbeck, University of London
    ... Read more about TUC Leading Change

    2017 Oct 23

    Corporate Disclosure of Human Capital Metrics (final conference)

    (All day)


    Harvard Law School

    Center for Health & Safety Sustainability/Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project Human Capital Workshop, featuring findings of PCSP paper, “Corporate Disclosure of Human Capital Metrics", (by-invitation only)

    2017 Oct 16

    Whose Fair Share: Opportunity and Inclusion in the Sharing Economy

    5:00pm to 7:00pm


    Wasserstein Hall, Milstein 2036 East C, Harvard Law School

    Held by Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, Harvard Law School

    This event will be the first of a series of events focusing on equity and inclusion in the sharing economy and the modern, technology-based economy more broadly. This first event will focus on barriers to participation and will include representatives from major sharing economy businesses, such as Lyft and Airbnb, as well as academics, activists and students. Sharon Block, LWP Executive Director will participate on a panel.

    Free and open to the public: [RSVP and more information]

    2017 Sep 19

    Labor Law Reform Symposium

    (All day)


    Harvard Law School

    An invitation-only group of labor law professors, union leaders, worker advocates, public officials, and others convened at Harvard Law School to explore whether experiments at the state and local level could expand collective bargaining and workers’ collective action.  The Economic Policy Institute and Harvard Law and Policy Review (HLPR) were LWP’s partners for this event.... Read more about Labor Law Reform Symposium

    2017 Sep 15

    Innovation in the Cell Phone Markets of US and China

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    Baker L​i​brary, Harvard Business School

    Economics of Science and Engineering Workshop
    Given by: Richard Freeman (Harvard University and NBER), Jorn Boenke (Labor & Worklife Program, Harvard Law School), and Maggie Cheng (Stanford University) 

    Cell phones are a product with continual innovation that have impacted lives around the world.  American adults spend 2 hours 51 minutes on their smartphone every day.  This paper analyzes the changing attributes of cell Phones in the two largest economies in the world, USA and China.  It uses hedonic price regressions to assess the speed of innovative change from data on prices matched with the attributes of new and older models.  It assesses the impact of innovations on cell phones on consumer well-being and assesses the seeming inconsistency between micro data on products with improved technological features and macro data that show sluggish growth of GDP per capita in the US.

    2017 Feb 15


    4:00pm to 6:00pm


    Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall Harvard Law School 1515 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
    M. Patricia Smith
    M. Patricia Smith
    former, Solicitor of Labor
    2017 Feb 14


    4:00pm to 6:00pm


    Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall Harvard Law School 1515 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
    Larry Beeferman, Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project, LWP
    Brent Booker, Secretary Treasurer, North America's Building Trades Unions
    Donald Cohen, Executive Director, In the Public Interest
    Kevin DeGood, Director, Infrastructure Policy, Center for American Progress
    2015 Feb 19

    “Labor, Racism, and Justice in the 21st Century”

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Rev. Lawson and Naomi Walker
    Naomi Walker and Rev. Lawson

    Introduction by Naomi Walker, Assistant to the President of AFSCME

    Reverend James Lawson excerpt:
     “…. to make a long story short, I want to try to say that the experiment to have a democratic society is the most important experiment the human race has launched, probably ever. To lift human life to a level where we have the capacity to govern ourselves and to live with one another and to create cooperation rather than war and violence is the great frontier for the 21st century and beyond. And in that act of shaping democratic society, unions are absolutely essential.”

    Brochure of full speech [Download]