• A Bigger Bite of the Apple: Social Movements, Immigrants, and Labor in Washington State
    Speaker: Jerry Garcia, Ethnic Studies Program, Northern Arizona University
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    12:15pm - 1:30pm
    MSU Museum Auditorium

    Freedom from Migration and Independence as Work in Lesotho: The Dreams and Realities of Decolonization
    Speaker: John Aerni-Flessner, MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    12:15pm - 1:30pm
    MSU Museum Auditorium

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SHRLR's Ibsen co-authors working paper on Organized Decentralization of Collective Bargaining

SHRLR Assistant Professor Dr. Christian Ibsen and co-author Dr. Maarten Keune’s working paper "Organized Decentralization of Collective Bargaining" analyzes how organized decentralization affects collective bargaining in different countries.

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SHRLR Presents New Research on Employment Relations at MIT Conference

Drs. Tapia, Berg, Ibsen, & PhD Cadidate Sapre

School of Human Resources and Labor Relations researchers Dr. Maite Tapia, Dr. Peter Berg, Dr. Christian Ibsen, and PhD candidate Salil Sapre were invited to present their paper "Responding to the Incongruences: Shifting Forms of Worker Representation" at the 2018 MIT Conference: Toward New Theories in Employment Relations.

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Peter Berg contributes to U.S. News & World Report article on today's multigenerational workforce

Dr. Peter Berg

Working Well With Colleagues of All Ages: The modern multigenerational workforce, with its potential for conflict, requires an adaptive and optimistic attitude. Members of every generation bring unique strengths and weaknesses to the workplace. In a recent U.S. News & World Report article examining ways to bridge the gap between generations, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations Associate Director and Professor, Dr. Peter Berg, shared the following: "Older workers hold a great deal of knowledge and skill," says Berg. "They know about processes." Millennials bring an innovative spirit and the desire to think beyond the processes of the past, so one challenge for today’s organizations is how to share the essential knowledge, skills, and processes of older workers with the next generations.

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Janesville: An American Story

Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00PM
R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
240 Museum Drive
Lansing, Michigan

Free and open to the public

Amy Goldstein

Join us as Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post staff writer Amy Goldstein speaks about her recent book Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein tells the story of what happens to the people of this small, proud Wisconsin city when it loses the nation’s oldest operating General Motors assembly plant in the midst of the Great Recession. Though one expects a simple tale of job loss and decline, it really is the story of what happens next as workers and community struggle to reinvent themselves.

Ms. Goldstein's presentation is the inaugural offering in the new lecture series at the R.E. Olds Museum dedicated to exploring historical and contemporary topics examining the auto industry, auto pioneers, auto workers and auto communities.

Co-sponsored by the Lansing Stewardship Community/Motorcities - The Automobile National Heritage Area (a division of the National Parks Service). This inaugural lecture is made possible through the financial support of Michigan State University's Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives

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A reading of scenes from Sweat

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00PM
UAW Hall Local 652
426 Clare Street
Lansing Michigan

Free and open to the public

Lynn Nottage

Sweat tells the story of a group of blue collar factory workers in Pennsylvania, whose lives are upended when they are forced into a choice over deep concession bargaining cuts or massive job losses, locked out by their employer and replaced by strikebreakers.

Professional actors will read selected scenes from Sweat, followed by a panel discussion.

Content warning: Language not appropriate for children.

This reading of Sweat is underwritten by Michigan State University's Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives with a special thanks for the cooperation of UAW Local 652. Promotional support provided by Wharton Center.

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