International Labour and Logistics Research Network and series of webinars
International Labour and Logistics Research Network
The International Labour and Logistics Research Network brings together scholars, researchers, labour activists, and organisers from around the world in order to promote critical research and dialogue on contemporary labour issues facing logistics workers, unions,
and the international labour movement. The International Labour and Logistics Research Network seeks to identify and confront the complex challenges impacting workers in the global logistics industry, while simultaneously producing collaborative research
advancing international workers’ rights, solidarity, worker power, and economic/social justice.
The network is co-ordinated by Dr Katy Fox-Hodess and Professor Kirsty Newsome, Centre for Decent Work, Sheffield University Management School, and Professor Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, California State University Long Beach.
To launch the network a series of webinars are being hosted by the Centre for Decent Work, Sheffield University Management School.
Labour Issues Facing Amazon's Global Workforce: Thursday 4th March at 17.00pm
Book talk with contributors from: "The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy" (Pluto Press 2020)
Jake Wilson (Professor of Sociology, California State University - Long Beach)
Ellen Reese (Professor of Sociology and Chair of Labor Studies, University of California at Riverside)
Amazon Workers International (a cross-border coalition of Amazon workers)
Jörn Boewe (politologist and journalist with “Work in Progress”), Johannes Schulten (doctoral student in Sociology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and journalist with “Work in Progress”)
Francesco S. Massimo (doctoral student in Sociology, Sciences Politiques and founding editor of Jacobin Italia)
Building Worker Power through Supply Chain Organising: Thursday 18th March at 17.00pm
Peter Olney (Former Director of Organising, International Longshore and Warehouse Union and faculty member at Building Trades Academy, School of Human Resources and Labour Relations, Michigan State University)
Glenn Perusek (Former Director of the AFL-CIO's Center for Strategic Research and faculty member at Building Trades Academy, School of Human Resources and Labour Relations, Michigan State University)
Ben Norman (Researcher, Unite the Union)
Katy Fox-Hodess (Lecturer in Employment Relations, University of Sheffield)
The Impact of New Technologies on Warehouse Work and Beyond: Thursday 1st April at 17.00pm
Lisa Kresge (Researcher, UC Berkeley Labor Center)
Liz Blackshaw, Director of Global Campaigns, ITF
Craig Gent (Novara Media)
Kirsty Newsome (Professor of Employment Relations, University of Sheffield)
Contemporary Labour Issues in the Global Maritime Industry: Thursday 15th April at 17.00pm
Book talk: "Capitalism and the Sea" (Verso 2020)
Liam Campling (Professor of International Business and Development, Queen Mary University)
Alejandro Colas (Professor of International Relations, Department of Politics, Birkbeck)
23rd February 2021
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