Event details | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


Event Details 
The Future of Work -- 01/10/18 Daypass -- Renewed Activism for the Labor Movement: The Urgency of Young Worker Engagement
Speaker’s Synopsis: Prof. Tapia will discuss a multi-year study on young workers and their level of involvement in the labor movements of four countries: France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Results suggest that two key variables affect involvement level: The openness and encouragement of unions to the leadership development of young workers, and the persistence and creativity of groups of young workers in promoting their own engagement. Young workers embody labor’s potential for movement-building and for resistance to authoritarianism and populism. Speaker: Dr. Maite Tapia Maite Tapia is Assistant Professor at Michigan State University’s School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. Her research centers on the organizing strategies of trade unions and community organizations in the U.S. and Europe, and on work, migration, and the concept of intersectionality. She has published her work in several academic journals and is co-editor of the 2014 Cornell University Press book, Mobilizing against Inequality: Unions, Immigrant Workers, and the Crisis of Capitalism.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 01/10/2019
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN