The newly established International Labour and Logistics Research Network invites all scholars, researchers, labour activists, and organisers interested in collaborating with others on critical global research on contemporary labour issues facing logistics workers, unions, and the international labour movement, to join this new exciting research project, hosted by the Centre for Decent Work at the University of Sheffield (UK) in collaboration with California State University, Long Beach (USA).
The purpose of the International Labour and Logistics Research Network is to identify and confront the complex challenges impacting workers in the global logistics industry, while simultaneously producing collaborative research advancing international workers’ rights, solidarity, worker power, and economic/social justice in the global economy. As part of the launching of this new research network, we have organized a series of critical global labour seminars beginning March 4, 2021.
If you are interested in joining the International Labour and Logistics Research, or would like to share and receive information on upcoming events, new publications and research projects, relevant news reports and worker organising in the global logistics sector, please join our listserv through google groups, or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jake.Wilson@csulb.edu
Further information and registration can be found on the links below, or by visiting the Centre for Decent Work’s website.
All seminars are free and open to the public – please share widely.
International Labour and Logistics Research Network Seminar Series: Labour Issues Facing Amazon’s Global Workforce
Book talk: The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy (Pluto Press 2020), with Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese, Amazon Workers International, Francesco Massimo, Jörne Boewe, and Johannes Schulten.
Thursday 4th March at 17.00pm GMT (9am PST)
International Labour and Logistics Research Network Seminar Series: Building Worker Power through Supply Chain Organising
Panelists: Peter Olney, Glenn Perusek, Ben Norman, and Katy Fox-Hodess
Thursday 18th March at 17.00pm GMT (10am PST)
International Labour and Logistics Research Network Seminar Series: The Impact of New Technologies on Warehouse Work and Warehouse Workers
Panelists: Kirsty Newsome, Lisa Kresge, and Craig Gent
Thursday 1st April at 17.00pm GMT (9am PST)
International Labour and Logistics Research Network Seminar Series: Contemporary Labour Issues in the Global Maritime Industry
Book talk: Capitalism and the Sea (Verso 2020), with Liam Campling and Alejandro Colas
Thursday 15th April at 17.00pm GMT (9am PST)