A Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Workshop
Work and Vulnerability
April 5 - 6, 2013
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Friday, April  5, 2013

4:00pm - 6:30pm  - Labor and Vulnerability

  • Women's Vulnerability at Work: a Mobilizing Discourse?  | Geraldine Healy, Risa Lieberwitz, Gill Kirton (University of London, Cornell University, University of London)
  • Live Wire:  Women & Brotherhood in Unionized Electrical Trades | Francine Moccio (Rutgers University)
  • The Restatement of Employment Law at Midpoint:  Imposing Unrequited Loyalty on the Already Vulnerable | Lea VanderVelde (University of Iowa Law College)
  • The Vulnerable Employee | Jonathan Fineman (Florida A&M University)

6:45pm - 8:30pm DINNER


Saturday, April 6, 2013

9:00am - 9:30am  BREAKFAST

9:30am - 11:30am Complicating Labor Standards and Rights       
  • Is There a Constitutional Right to Organize? | Rebecca Zietlow (University of Toledo College of Law)
  • Reducing the Vulnerability of State Workers through the Thirteenth Amendment | Fred Smith (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Migrant Domestic Workers: Exemptions, Exclusions and Rights | Siobh�n Mullally (University College Cork)
11:30am - 12:30pm  LUNCH
12:45pm - 2:45pm  Globalizing Labor
  • From National Unions to Global Labor networks? Industrial relations in global industries of the 21st century | Peter Wad (Copenhagen Business School)
  • Restoring a Balance of Social, Economic and Political Power to Vulnerable Workers in Relation to Multinational Capital: Viable Project or Already a Utopian Dream? | Marley Weiss (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law)
  • Community Syndicalism for the United States: Preliminary Observations on Law and Globalization in Democratic Production | Kenneth Casebeer (University of Miami Law School)

3:00pm - 5:00pm  Negotiating Vulnerability in the Workplace   
  • The Female Breast as Brand: The Aesthetic Labor of Breastaurant Servers | Dianne    Avery (SUNY Buffalo Law School)
  • Negotiating Identities at Work: Family Leave in American Law Schools | Laura Kessler (S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah)
  • Bad Jobs and Good Workers: The Hiring of Ex-Prisoners in a Segmented Economy | Kristin Bumiller (Department of Political Science Amherst College)

Workshops are structured to allow for extended and meaningful participation by non-presenters and are open the public.
 Friday, April 5  -
 Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative uses the concept of vulnerability to analyze the situation of both individuals and institutions. In the context of the employment relationship, both employer and employee are vulnerable to economic and political forces, although differently so. This workshop will explore the concepts of vulnerability and resilience in relation to the employment relationship as it is being redefined in the 21st century.  View Workshop Call For Papers
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