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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)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/labour-issues-facing-amazons-global-workforce-tickets-141944617171

 

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)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/building-worker-power-through-supply-chain-organising-tickets-141947138713

 

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)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-impact-of-new-technologies-on-warehouse-work-and-warehouse-workers-tickets-141947892969

 

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)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/contemporary-labour-issues-in-the-global-maritime-industry-tickets-141948368391


If you would like to share and receive information on upcoming events, new publications and research projects, relevant news reports and worker organising in the logistics sector, please join our listserv through google groups or by emailing katy.fox-hodess@sheffield.ac.uk.

23rd February 2021