SMLR Interim Dean Adrienne Eaton and Distinguished Professor Susan Schurman edited a new book, Informal Workers and Collective Action: A Global Perspective, with Martha A. Chen. The book features nine cases of collective action in a diverse set of countries to improve the status and working conditions of informal workers.
Professors Eaton and Schurman set the stage for the book by writing the introduction and conclusion. Professor Janice Fine co-wrote a chapter on "Haitian Migrant Workers in the Dominican Republic." While SMLR part-time lecturers Mary Evans and Sahra Ryklief contributed chapters on "Beer Promoters in Cambodia" and "Retail and Hospitality Workers in South Africa," respectively.
A special book launch for Informal Workers and half-day conference was held on November 15, 2017 in honor of the Solidarity Center’s 20th anniversary. Panelists explored how workers around the world are staking a moral claim for social and economic justice: organizing, fighting for dignity at work, seeking justice in their communities and building greater equality in the global economy.
Special Guests included:
• Pramila Jayapal, U.S. Representative, Washington 7th District
• Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice President, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Informal Workers was produced by Rutgers and WIEGO with support from the Solidarity Center. View highlights from this event: