Events

    2022 Oct 26

    Book Discussion on Democratize Work

    12:15pm to 1:15pm

    Location: 

    Wasserstein Hall, Room 209 and on Zoom  https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99064733354?pwd=VmkvYk1lb2hFRTZWSW5kZWpldXR2QT09

    Democratizing work book coverPlease join us at Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall, Room 209 from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm ET on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 for an [in-person/hybrid] event for a book discussion related to Democratize Work: The Case for Reorganizing the Economy, published in May 2022 by the University of Chicago Press.

    The event will consist of two parts: first, a presentation by two of the co-editors of Democratize Work, followed by a panel discussion of leading scholars of democracy and labor on the themes presented in the book.

    Speakers:
    Opening Presentation: conducted by Isabelle Ferreras (University of Louvain/Harvard Labor and Worklife Program) and Julie Battilana (HBS /HKS-SICI).

    Panel Discussion: chaired by Sharon Block (HLS). Panelists will include Archon Fung (HKS), Marshall Ganz (HKS), Nien-hê Hsieh (HBS), and Anna Stansbury (MIT Sloan).... Read more about Book Discussion on Democratize Work

    2022 May 16

    Global Book Launch of Democratize Work

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    ZOOM

    We invite you to join us online at the  Democratize Work Book Launch

    Video of event (Youtube)

    Consider ordering the book here so we can continue the conversation together.

    Your participation in this special panel discussion on the book is essential and will happen alongside our featured guests. After introducing the book, we will hear from an outstanding panel, reflecting on the diversity of perspectives and actors engaged with #DemocratizingWork:... Read more about Global Book Launch of Democratize Work

    2019 Apr 04

    Clean Slate Convening on Building Worker Power through Benefits Provision and Enforcement

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    What’s at stake? The transformation of work has produced two well-known problems: one, many workers can no longer rely on stable employment to provide them with benefits like retirement, vacation, or insurance, and, two, it is increasingly difficult to enforce basic laws like minimum wage and overtime pay. Although there are many ways to address these problems, putting workers in charge of the organizations that deliver benefits and conduct enforcement could ensure efficient delivery of services while building economic and political voice for working people...

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    2019 Mar 01

    Clean Slate Convening on New Organizations for Worker Power

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Working group meeting of the Rebalancing Economic and Political Power:  A Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law  Project

    What’s at stake? Historically, labor unions have been the key organization for worker voice and power, and we need legal reforms that enable us to strengthen unions. But we also need to consider legal support for other worker institutions, including organizations that represent workers outside of formal collective bargaining processes.

    At this convening, we will explore the features of organizations that can build power for workers. Our exploration will include works councils, members-only unions, worker centers, organizations that address the interests of consumers and communities, and organizations that build workers’ political power. ... Read more about Clean Slate Convening on New Organizations for Worker Power

    2019 Jan 15

    Clean Slate Convening on Levels, Actors and Scope of Bargaining

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Working group meeting of the Rebalancing Economic and Political Power:  A Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law  Project

    Agenda - Spanish

    Reimagining Collective Bargaining:
    The economy is fissuring and disaggregating, but since 1935 collective bargaining has largely taken place at the level of a single “firm,” has...

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    2018 Dec 05

    Clean Slate Convening on Establishing the Scope and Power of Collective Action

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Working group meeting of the Rebalancing Economic and Political Power:  A Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law  Project

    Agenda - Spanish

    We must ensure that workers have the ability to engage in collective action that leverages power. The number of significant strikes in the U.S. has fallen dramatically. That’s because...

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    2018 Oct 09
    2018 Jul 24

    Rebalancing Economic and Political Power: A Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law Opening Conference: What Problems Should We Be Solving For?

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Project Background:  Wages have been stagnating for decades. Income inequality is at its highest level in history and still growing.  The political and economic power of ordinary Americans is dwarfed by the massive influence of corporations.  The right to unionize has been eviscerated.  Demagogues are seeking (sometimes successfully) to capitalize on these trends to advance their own goals to the further detriment of working people. In the face of these trends, how can ordinary Americans organize and mobilize for economic and political justice? And what does the law...

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