Category: Labor

Unrest in the Aisles, an OQ story about the research of Eileen Otis

Editor’s Note: Through CSWS Faculty Research Grants, CSWS has supported the research of faculty affiliate Eileen Otis.
From Oregon Quarterly—The first time UO sociologist Eileen Otis walked into a Walmart, she was far from home—Kunming, China, to be exact. She was immediately struck by how greatly the Chinese version of the massive retailer differed from […]

On the Frontlines of the Gig Economy: Organizing Taxi Workers under Ubernomics

[ May 2, 2018; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. May 3, 2018; 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Portland
7 pm Wednesday, May 2
SEIU 503 Hall, 401 SE Foster Rd.

Eugene
7 p.m. Thursday, May 3
Ford Alumni Center
1720 E. 13th Ave.

Featuring Bhairavi Desai, executive director and found member of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance

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Bhairavi Desai is executive director and founding member of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance. The NYTWA is […]

Eileen Otis: Labor Research Colloquium Speaker Series

[ February 28, 2018; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Miller Room
Erb Memorial Union
1222 E. 13th Ave.

“Walmart in China: How are Chinese workers confronting the world’s largest company?”

A Lecture Series Sponsored by the UO Labor Education & Research Center
Spring 2018

This year’s series will kick off on February 28, with a talk by Eileen Otis, associate professor, UO Department of Sociology, on how workers in China have […]

Lamia Karim receives Wenner-Gren Foundation research grant

CSWS faculty affiliate Lamia Karim, an associate professor in the University of Oregon Department of Anthropology, received a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research to conduct ethnographic research on post-industrial workers in the global apparel industry in Bangladesh.
Her project is entitled “After Work: Life in the Shadows of Capital in Bangladesh.”
Professor […]

Bhairavi Desai: 2018 Margaret Hallock Program speaker

[ May 2, 2018; May 3, 2018; ] Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Save-the-Date

Bhairavi Desai of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance will be the 2018 Margaret Hallock Program speaker for the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. She’ll be visiting on May 2-3, 2018 and giving talks in both Eugene and Portland about the NYTWA as well as immigrant workers’ rights broadly.

Cosponsored by the […]

A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN

Today, March 8, 2017 – International Women’s Day – the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon stands in solidarity with women across the United States and the globe to illustrate the indispensable role women play as workers, caregivers, and overall members of our society and participants in our […]