Events

The GLRC’s major programming is through the Global Labour Speaker Series (GLSS), but we also co-sponsor many other events in collaboration with other research units, departments, universities and community partners. If you have an idea for an event collaboration, please contact us at glrc@yorku.ca.

Many of our events are recorded and the digital recordings can be accessed through the various event pages below.

 

2016-17

Graduate Student Symposium | October 27-28, 2016 | Conference Information and Call for Proposals

GLSS | September 8, 2016 | Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class

GLSS | August 18, 2016 | Labour and the Political Economy of Peripheralisation: The Case of Ukraine and the European Union

GLSS | June 15, 2016 | Feminization of Labour and Immaterial Labour in Turkey

2015-16

GLSS | March 24, 2016 | Local and Global Perspectives on Contemporary Migrant Workers’ Struggles

GLSS | February 10, 2016 | Pain, Prejudice and Working Postures: How a University-Union Agreement Allowed Researchers to Understand Musculoskeletal Problems Among Low-Paid Workers

GLSS | February 2, 2016 | Occupiers and Dreamers: Insiders and Outsiders in a New Political Generation

GLSS | December 9, 2015 | Rethinking the New Canadian Political Economy: Trajectories of Feminism, Anti- Racism, Citizenship, and Belonging

GLSS | November 19, 2015 | Labour and the Media

GLSS | October 29, 2015 | Academics and Workers’ Movements

Graduate Student Symposium | October 29-30, 2015 | Conference information and registration

Book Launch | October 8, 2015 | Building a Better World

GLSS | September 24, 2015 | The Living-Wage Movement: Responding to the Low-Wage Economy

 

2014-15

GLSS | June 24, 2015 | At the Intersections: Sport, Social Inequality, and Labour in the Americas

GLSS | May 14, 2015 | Mapping the Contours of Employment Standards Enforcement in Ontario

GLSS | April 21, 2015 | Why is Labour Protection for Temporary Migrant Workers so Fraught? A Perspective from Australia

GLSS | February 25, 2015 | Controversies in Working- Class Consciousness: Ford Nation v. the Toronto Left

GLSS | February 12, 2015 | Does the ILO’s Better Work lead to better work? Perspectives from garment factory workers in Lesotho

GLSS | January 21, 2015 | Revolutionizing Retail: Workers, Political Action and Social Change

GLSS | November 19, 2014 | Profiting from the Precarious: How Recruitment Practices Exploit Migrant Workers

GLRC/Geography Roundtable | November 18, 2014 | A Hospitable World? Hotel Workers Organizing the Global Hospitality Industry

Workshop | October 31-November 1, 2014 | Strategic Corporate Research: Looking Inside the Corporate World

GLSS | October 30, 2014 | What the Public Thinks about Unions and What the Labour Movement Should Do About It

Symposium | October 17, 2014 | The Global Development Crisis and the Possibilities of Labour-Centred Development

GLSS | September 24, 2014 | What Kind of Labour Movement Do We Need?

Book Launch | September 18, 2014 | Liberating Temporariness: Migration, Work and Citizenship in the Age of Insecurity

 

2013-14

GLSS | April 2, 2014 | Navigating the Bureaucracy, Searching for Justice: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States

GLSS | March 19, 2014 | Closing the Enforcement Gap: Employment Standards Enforcement for People in Precarious Jobs

GLSS | March 13, 2014 | Labour Migration, ‘Unfree Labour’ and Resistance

GLSS | February 27, 2014 | Building High Participation Unions as Union Revitalization Strategy

GLSS | February 6, 2014 | Traditional Unions Can’t Help Baristas. Can Non-Traditional Ones? A Legal Discussion

GLSS | November 7, 2013 | Crisis, Recovery, Precariousness: Argentine Workers’ Struggles in the Last Decade

GLSS | October 24, 2013 | Whose Class Power Do Pension Funds Represent?

GLSS | October 3, 2013 | Young Workers, Unpaid Labour and the Intern Economy

 

2012-13

GLSS | March 11, 2013 | The Role of Teachers’ Unions in Resisting Neoliberalism’s Global Transformation of Education

GLSS | February 25, 2013 | Workers in a Discriminatory World: Building Unions in India in the 21st Century

GLSS | February 5, 2013 | Nursing Labour Process and the Demand for Temporary Migrant Nurses in North America

GLSS | December 2, 2012 | The Political Economy of the New Attack on Canadian Unions

GLSS | October 30, 2012 | Development in Collective Bargaining and Gender Equity in Australia

GLSS | September 26, 2012 | Lessons from the 2012 Quebec Student Strike