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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