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Seattle Central College
Seattle, Washington

 

Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
(Adjacent to the Seattle Central College campus)

 

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Friday, August 19, 2016

 

8:15 AM
Registration + continental breakfast
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Opening plenary
Katie Quan | UC Berkeley Labor Center
   
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Concurrent sessions 1
 

STREAM ONE: THE NATURE OF PRECARIOUS LABOR

PANEL 1: The organization of precarious work

 

  • The “Caddie Question”: Informalizing Formal Labor at Golf Clubs in Bangalore, India

Patrick Inglis, Grinnell College

 
  • What’s in a Wage? Minimum Wage Increases and Workplace Hierarchies in the Restaurant Industry

Marcel Knudsen, Northwestern University

 
  • Reconsidering Precarity: the informalization of China’s state-sector labor

Kevin Lin, University of Technology Sydney

 
  • Frontline Retail Clothing Jobs: Low Wages, High Turnover, and Hours as Rewards

Joya Misra and Kyla Walters, UMass Amherst

   
   
 

STREAM TWO: PRECARIOUS WORKER MOBILIZATION

PANEL 1: Resistance and mobilization in non-traditional workplaces and the 'gig' economy
 
  • Organizing at Temp Agencies: The Case of Montreal’s Immigrant Workers Centre

Loic Malhaire and Yanick Noiseux, University of Montreal

 
  • Fighting Misclassification

David Bensman, Rutgers University

 
  • Labor Mobilization in an Era of Hyper-Flexible Employment: A Cross National Analysis of Fast Food Worker Organizing

Lucas Franco, University of Minnesota

 
  • Precarity's Grave-Diggers? Chances for Organizing Casualized Workers in Big-Box Retail
Peter Ikeler, SUNY College at Old Westbury
   
 

STREAM THREE: REGULATION OF PRECARIOUS WORK

PANEL 1: State Policy: Regulating or facilitating precarious work?
 
  • Reconstituting the Industrial Worker: Casualization in the Indian Automobile Sector

Sara Duvisac, New York University

 
  • Migration into Precarity:  Sending State Policies and International Labor Migration

Suzy Lee, New York University

 
  • Institutional Determinants of Precarious Works: Evidences from The EU-27

Quan Mai, Vanderbilt University

 
  • Institutionalizing Precariousness: Unpacking the “Black box” of Chinese Labor Dispatch Legalizing
Fuxi Wang and Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University
   
 

STREAM FOUR: PRECARIOUS WORK IN CHINA

PANEL 1: Countering precarious work: Labor activism, state policy, and trade union reform in China
 
  • Dancing with Shackles: Chinese Labor-movement-style NGOs’ Roles in Labor Organizing

Changling Cai, UMass Amherst

 
  • Monopoly or Diversity?  China's State-sponsored Unionization in an Age of Precarious Work

Jie Wang, National University of Singapore

 
  • The Protective Function of Contemporary Media to Employees in Flexible Employment

Xiliang Feng, School of Labour Economics, Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing

 
  • Labor Law Analysis on Flexible Employment in China

Changli Xue, Beijing University of Chemical Technology

 
  • Does employer benefit from the employee’s participation institution in China: Diverse forms and different outcomes
Jing Zhan, Capital University of Economics and Business
  Discussant: Yujuan Zhai, Shenzhen University
   
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Break to pick up lunch (lunches can be ordered for delivery upon registration)
   
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch and Networking
   
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Concurrent sessions 2
 

STREAM ONE: THE NATURE OF PRECARIOUS LABOR

PANEL 2: Precarious labor in the US and Canada: Unions, organizing, and precarious work
 
  • Precarious Labour in Canada: NTTF and TTF views of precarious work and faculty unionization

Louise Bauer, University of Toronto

 
  • Organizing Baristas in Halifax Cafes:  Precarious Work and Class Identity in the Millennial Generation

Rachel Brickner, Acadia University; Meaghan Dalton, Dalhousie University

 
  • Benign Neglect: Consequences of Declining Opportunities and Disparate Discipline Within an Urban Transit Workplace

Katrinell Davis, University of Vermont

 
  • Union Workers, Labor Market Security, and Precarious Employment

Joseph Varga, Indiana University- Bloomington

   
 

STREAM TWO: PRECARIOUS WORKER MOBILIZATION

PANEL 2: Informal worker organizing around the world
 
  • Neoliberal structural change in Nicaragua.  The union response to the self-employed workers

Douglas Castro, Center for Social and Cultural Analysis, Nicaragua

 
  • Beyond just the job: Worker Centers Organizing Against Exclusion from Full Citizenship

Jessica Cook, University of Illinois at Chicago

 
  • Save Mary Jane Veloso: Precarious Filipino Migrant Workers and Transnational Migrant Activism

Valerie Francisco, San Francisco State University

 
  • Domestic workers organizing: case studies of Uruguay, Costa Rica and Mexico

Mary Goldsmith, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico City

 
  • Turning Weaknesses to Strengths: Lessons on Day Labourers Organising from the Korean Construction Workers Union

Sohoon Lee, University of Sydney

 

Discussant: Roberto Verás, Federal University of Paraíba

   
 

STREAM THREE: REGULATION OF PRECARIOUS WORK

PANEL 2: Checks on precarity: Public policy and grassroots mobilization
 
  • Institutions, Precarious Work and Insecurity in Europe

Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 
  • How Social Reproduction Regulates Precarious Work? A Multi-Sided Ethnographic Case Study

Aykut Killic, Boğaziçi University

 
  • The Politics of Social Work: Do Racialized Social Workers Belong in The Practice Space of Public Policy?

Candies Kotchapaw, York University

 
  • Regulating Against the Precarious Slide: Lessons from the Global Auto Industry

Jeffrey Rothstein, Grand Valley State University

   
 

STREAM FOUR: PRECARIOUS WORK IN CHINA

PANEL 2: Gender and sexuality in precarious work in China
 
  • From Spinners to Sitters: Reorganization of Gendered Labor During China's Industrial Transition

Yige Dong, Johns Hopkins University

 
  • Coping with Precarity: How a Feminized Consumer Service Workforce Manages the Dispatch Labor System in Urban China

Eileen Otis, University of Oregon

 
  • Gender in Precarious Work in China

Xiuyin Shi, China Association of Work and Labor

  Discussant: Li Weiwei, Shenzhen University
   
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Concurrent sessions 3
 

STREAM ONE: THE NATURE OF PRECARIOUS LABOR

PANEL 3: Precarious labor in the United States and Canada: Navigating precarious work
 
  • Affluent students in precarious work: Causes and consequences

Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Montclair State University

 
  • Defiance in the fields: Migrant farm workers and the practice of everyday resistance in Canada

Amy Cohen, Okanagan College & Elise Hjalmarson, The University of British Columbia

 
  • Detroit's Informal Economy: Spatial Arrangements & Social Networks

Jenny Lendrum, Wayne State University

 
  • Leased Among Us: Precarious Labor in the Taxi Industry

Jill Esbenshade, Elizabeta Shifrin, and Karina Russ, San Diego State University

 
  • Worker consent to precarity in the Bakken oil zone

Peter Ore, University of Montana

  Discussant: Jennifer Cossyleon, Loyola University
   
 

STREAM TWO: PRECARIOUS WORKER MOBILIZATION

PANEL 3: Labor and broader sociopolitical mobilizations in a world of precarious work
 
  • Trajectories of Resistances in the Age of Precarity: Comparing Regular and Non-Regular Workers' Movements in South Korea, 1998-2013

Minhyoung Kang, Johns Hopkins University

 
  • The Community Strike: Resistance in an Era of Precarity

Marcel Paret, University of Utah and University of Johannesburg

 
  • Bridging for A Moral Economy: The Case of Arise Chicago Worker Center

Cesar Rosado, IT Chicago-Kent College of Law

 
  • Opportunity, Threat and Chilean Metalworkers’ Spatial Strategies, 1945-1995
Joel Stillerman, Grand Valley State University
   
 

STREAM THREE: REGULATION OF PRECARIOUS WORK

PANEL 3: Responses to precarious work in authorization regimes
 
  • Building Precarious Hegemony: Labor Insurgency and State Response in China

Lefeng Lin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 
  • Contesting the Representation: Home-based workers, trade unions and NGOs in Indonesia

Hari Nugroho, Leiden University

 
  • Contextualized   Union   Reform   and   Diversity   of   Workers’ Commitment

Meng Quan, School of Labour Economics, Capital University, Beijing

 
  • Domestic Work in Mexico: Learning to Self-organize in a Conservative Context

Georgina Rojas, CIESAS- Mexico

 
  • The Study of Minimum Wage Guarantee System in Guangdong Province. China

Xiaowen Wu, Department of Human Resources and Social Security, Guangdong Provincial Government

 
  • Government Domination” and “Interest Game”: Two Path of Chinese Collective Consultation
Xioatian Lei, Capital University of Economics and Business
   
 

STREAM FOUR: PRECARIOUS WORK IN CHINA

PANEL 3: Migrant labor, precarious work, and development in comparative perspective: Lessons from China
 
  • Rural Immigrant Workers' Income in China: A Study Based on Regional Labor Market

Jianguo Hu, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing University of Technology

 
  • Understanding the State Policies and Labor Activism in China:  The case of Pension-Driven Strikes

Elaine Hui, Pennsylvania State University & Chris King-Chi CHAN, City of Hong Kong

 
  • Thoughts in Comparing the Trends of Chinese and Foreign Industrial Relations in the Post-Financial Crisis Period

Qiao Jian, China Institute of Industrial Relations

 
  • Localism of differentiated citizenship: rural-urban migrant labors, urban-urban migrant labors and natives in Beijing

Junfu Li, Beijing University of Technology

 
  • Informality as a State Construction: Learning from the Construction Sector in China and India
Irene Pang, Brown University
   
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Closing plenary
  "From Precarity to Broad Prosperity: Worker Organizing in Seattle and the World"
   
  Panelists:
  Gaochao He | International Center for Joint Labor Research
  Sterling Harders | Vice President, SEIU 775, Seattle, WA
  Janice Fine | Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations
   
  Discussant: TBD
  Moderator: Chris Tilly | UCLA
   
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
American Sociological Association Labor and Labor Movements Reception; all conference participants are invited and refreshments will be served