RRPE Call for Papers: Special Issue on Precarious and Informal Work

Special Issue Collective: Ronaldo Munck, Tamar Diana Wilson, Ipsita Chatterjee, Ron Baiman, Lucia Pradella, Carlos Salas Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2018  The concept of precarious work and employment has received much attention by scholars and organizations, such as the International Labour Organization especially after the global economic crisis of 2007–09, as the informal labor … More RRPE Call for Papers: Special Issue on Precarious and Informal Work

Laurentian University Faculty on Strike

The Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) has been working hard to negotiate a fair collective agreement that supports its members and protects the integrity of education at Laurentian University. Early yesterday evening, LUFA presented the university with an offer to reach a deal and avert a strike. Rather than responding to the offer, the university … More Laurentian University Faculty on Strike

EPI: How today’s unions help working people

By Josh Bivens, Lora Engdahl, Elise Gould, Teresa Kroeger, Celine McNicholas, Lawrence Mishel, Zane Mokhiber, Heidi Shierholz, Marni von Wilpert, Ben Zipperer, and Valerie Wilson Americans have always joined together—whether in parent teacher associations or local community organizations—to solve problems and make changes that improve their lives and their communities. Through unions, people join together … More EPI: How today’s unions help working people

New Book: Gender and Time Use in a Global Context – The Economics of Employment and Unpaid Labor

From Palgrave. Edited by Rachel Connelly & Ebru Kongar, This edited volume uses a feminist approach to explore the economic implications of the complex interrelationship between gender and time use. Household composition, sexuality, migration patterns, income levels, and race/ethnicity are all considered as important factors that interact with gender and time use patterns. The book … More New Book: Gender and Time Use in a Global Context – The Economics of Employment and Unpaid Labor

New Book: Unions and the City – Negotiating Urban Change

Edited by Ian Thomas MacDonald. From ILR Press: Labor unions remain the largest membership-based organizations in major North American cities, even after years of decline. Labor continues to play a vital role in mobilizing urban residents, shaping urban conflict, and crafting the policies and regulations that are transforming our urban spaces. As unions become more … More New Book: Unions and the City – Negotiating Urban Change

Call For Papers: The Poverty of Academia – Exploring the Realities of Working Class Academics

The Journal of Working-Class Studies Special Issue, December 2017: The Poverty of Academia: Exploring the (Intersectional) Realities of Working Class Academics Educational attainment is often framed as positive, having the liberatory potential to free the socio-economically marginalized from their constraints. There is little if ever any mention of the unchained slavery of debt and low wages … More Call For Papers: The Poverty of Academia – Exploring the Realities of Working Class Academics