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Image of CIWO Partners with CAWP for Womxn Political Directors Convening May 2022
Image of CIWO Partners with CAWP for Womxn Political Directors Convening May 2022

From May 22nd – May 24th, 2022, past and current Political Directors and labor activists gathered at Rutgers University. CIWO partnered with the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at the Rutgers University Eagleton Institute. Leaders from the following worker justice organizations were in attendance: SEIU 503, United Working Families, Chicago Teachers Union, Washington State Labor Council, The Workers Institute at Cornell University, SEIU 2015, SEIU International, Detroit Action, the Institute for Policy Studies, the NYC Central Labor Council, and AFSCME.

 

During this 3-day retreat style gathering, leaders engaged in the following:

· “Pathways to Power” discussion featuring past political directors and labor activists who are in elected/selected leadership roles in unions, academia, and municipalities:

o April Sims, Secretary-Treasurer Washington State Labor Council;

o Stacy Davis-Gates, President Elect of the Chicago Teacher’s Union;

o Patricia Campos-Medina, Executive Director of the Workers Institute at Cornell University;

o Dahlia Vertreese, Mayor of Hillside NJ and Labor Liaison with IUOE.

· Interactive exercises led by Dr. Sheri Davis-Faulkner, CIWO Associate Director (WILL Empower Co-Director), as well as Kimberly Peeler-Allen, CAWP Visiting Practitioner (Higher Heights Co-Founder).

· Wellness and community building practices were incorporated throughout the convening.

Wed., 06/22/2022 - Fri., 06/24/2022
Image for May 26th NJ/NY CEO Webinar
Image for May 26th NJ/NY CEO Webinar

Join the NJ/NY Center for Employee Ownership for a webinar that will cover behavioral economic and behavioral finance theories to shed light on how individuals make financial decisions. People rely on a limited number of cognitive and emotional shortcuts, which oftentimes lead to severe and systematic errors. Understanding these potential biases can improve one's decision making when making important financial decisions.

Tue, 5/24/2022 - 1:00pm-2:00pm
Participants from 8th Annual Convening in May 2022
Participants from 8th Annual Convening in May 2022

On May 19-20, 2022, participants from over 20 organizations came together virtually for our eighth annual Build the Bench Convening. This was our third time convening virtually, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Convening on Zoom has its challenges, but Build the Bench participants give it their all whenever they are together, and this event was no exception. Participants gathered from 12-5:30pm EST on both days, which involved 4 main sessions and a cocktail/mocktail hour after the first day to just spend time talking and getting to know each other better (special thanks to Mackenzie Baris of Jobs with Justice  and Aisha Satterwhite of Co-worker for hosting spaces during this time). This year’s convening welcomed many new faces into our ever-growing community; participants enthusiastically built new connections and strengthened their existing relationships. 

Thu., 05/19/2022 - Fri., 05/20/2022 - 12:00pm - 5:30pm
image of Just Transition Listening Project
image of Just Transition Listening Project

The Center for Global Work and Employment, the Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN), and the Center for Environmental Justice at Colorado State University hosted a discussion on the Just Transition Listening Project (JTLP)’s 2021 report Workers and Communities in Transition.

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Image of Rutgers Day Logo
Image of Rutgers Day Logo

Visit SMLR at Rutgers Day on Cook/Douglass Campus near Passion Puddle on 4/30!

Sat, 04/30/2022 - Ongoing 10:00am - 4:00pm
Photo of Xueguang Zhou
Photo of Xueguang Zhou

In this talk co-sponsored by the Center for Global Work & Employment and Rutgers Global-China Office, Xueguang Zhou (Stanford University) will present on his forthcoming book, The Logic of Governance in China: An Organizational Approach (Cambridge University Press, 2022). This book summarized his decade-long fieldwork and research on various aspects of governance practice in contemporary China.

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Image of International Labour Review

Join the Center for Global Work and Employment on April 18, 2022 for a presentation by Mark Anner (Penn State University) on his recent International Labour Review piece “Three labour governance mechanisms for addressing decent work deficits in global value chains.”

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 4:00pm-5:30pm

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