Globalization, Labor, and Popular Struggles

  • Founded
    1998
  • Seminar Number
    671

The seminar seeks to clarify the boundaries of what might be broadly understood as labor politics and the labor movement by examining theoretical and historical developments in order to clarify what has been learned and what needs to be learned in the current world-historical moment of global capitalist reorganization. Included in the purview of the seminar are broader issues in popular politics as well as forms of popular action that are often identified by such alternative labels as “social movements” or “contentious” politics. Presentations, by specialists from the academic and labor communities, focus on issues in contemporary labor and popular politics, on a thematic basis, in settings around the world, and bring to bear a strongly comparative focus, which challenges a common division between specialists on labor in the industrialized world and labor in less developed areas. Debate is facilitated by the provision of papers in advance.


Co-Chairs
Professor David Bensman
dbensman@smlr.rutgers.edu

Professor Sheila Collins
sheila.collins65@verizon.net

Rapporteur
Aggie Meiping Sun
ms4196@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/19/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Employment and Income Guarantees: Which Will Do the Better Job?
Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Professor Emerita of Social Work, Adelphi University
Abstract




Notes: Joint Meeting with the Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, and Equity
10/17/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal
Gerald Markowitz, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Abstract




Notes: Joint Meeting with the Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, and Equity
11/14/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University`
7:15 PM
After the Elections: Where Does the Progressive Movement Go From Here?
Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Liz Krueger, State Senator



Notes: Joint Meeting with the Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, and Equity
12/19/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM

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02/20/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Electoral Strategies and Movement Organizing in the Trump Era
Moderator: Trudy Goldberg, Adelphi University and the National Jobs for All Coalition

Jeff Gold, Institute for Rational Mobility, NY Health Care for All, and the Working Families Party

Jill Greenberg, Meridian Environmental Resources and the Working Families Party

Joshua Mason, John Jay College, CUNY and the Working Families Party
Abstract

Notes: Joint Meeting with the Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, and Equity
03/27/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Labor Protections for Guestworkers
Jennifer (JJ) Rosenbaum, Yale Law School and National Guestworker Alliance
Abstract




Notes: Joint Meeting with the Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, and Equity
04/24/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University`
7:15 PM

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05/01/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University`
7:15 PM

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Notes: Joint Meeting with the Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, and Equity