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Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy

Local & National Events: 2020–2021


SUMMER 2020 Free Live Webcast Series:
Reopening Long Island and Building a Fair Economy

Immigrant Workers & the Reopening of Long Island

Tuesday, August 4th: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., 
Webinar Free and Open to the Public
Advance registration required.

Registrants will be sent a ZOOM event link to attend prior to the event.

“Reopening Long Island and Building a Fair Economy,” is a series on suburban labor organizing and worker power in the COVID pandemic and beyond. Presented by Hofstra Labor Studies and the Center for Labor and Democracy, in collaboration with Long Island Jobs with Justice and A.L.L.O.W. (Advancing Local Leadership Opportunities for Women).

Forum #3:
Essential and Exploited: Immigrant Workers and the Reopening of Long Island
August 4th, 2-3:30 pm – live call-in program.

Immigrant workers have become increasingly essential to the Long Island economy, but both the documented and undocumented include many of the region’s most exploited workforce. The White House is using the COVID pandemic to inflame hostility to the foreign born, create false divisions with native-born workers and weaken labor organizing. As Long Island continues to reopen, how can we ensure that immigrants, working or jobless, are treated fairly and can exercise their rights to build decent, sustainable lives here?

Nathalia Varela, Associate Counsel, Latino Justice
Elizabeth Joynes Jordan, Supervising Attorney for Workplace Justice, Make the Road New York
Angel Reyes, Long Island Coordinator, Rural Migrant Ministry
Moderator: Mary Anne Trasciatti, Director, Hofstra University Labor Studies Program

For more info, contact Kristine.M.Glanzer[at]hofstra.edu & visit: www.hofstra.edu/laborstudies.

To RSVP in advance, here’s the link: https://events.hofstra.edu/?eID=37967

Sept. 16 – Labor & Employment Relations Association of Long Island Meeting. Starts 6 pm at Spuntinos, Dix Hills, NY. For info. call: 516/746-9307, or visit: www.lilera.org.

Sept. 17 – “The Impact of COVID-19 on Employment Law.” NYU Center for Labor & Employment Law. At 8:30am-12 noon in Vanderbilt Hall (rm 216), 40 Washington Square South, Manhattan. For registration and info, visit: www.law.nyu.edu/centers/labor.

Oct. 1-2 – “Pay Equity & Inequality at Work.” 73rd Annual NYU Law School Conference on Labor: At Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, Manhattan. For schedule and registration info, visit: www.law.nyu.edu/centers/labor.

Dec 2 – Labor & Employment Relations Association of Long Island Meeting. Starts 6 pm at Davenport Press, Mineola, NY. For info. call: 516/746-9307, or visit: www.lilera.org.


June 13–16– Labor & Employment Relations Assoc. (LERA) 72nd Annual Meeting—Virtual Conference, "Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability and the World of Work." For info. & registration, visit www.leraweb.org. The Preliminary Program and Presenters' Index will be found at:

June 19-20 – Virtual Great Labor Arts Exchange. Start: Friday, 6/19/20: 1:00 pm EST (Noon CST/10 am PST); End: Saturday, 6/20/20: 10:00 pm EST (6:00 pm CST/7:00 pm PST). Enjoy 2 days of workshops and the Annual Song/Poetry/Spoken Word Contest! Using Zoom video conferencing and live streaming. You’ll be able to listen, sing-a-long and most importantly, share the communal joy of being together in these difficult times. Just download the Zoom App, register and pay for the conference (sliding-scale fee), and you’re in. For more information: phone (202).637.3963, info@laborheritage.orgwww.laborheritage.org


Jan. 3-5, 2021 – Labor & Employment Relations Assoc. (LERA) Annual Meeting in conjunction with ASSA/AEA. Chicago, IL. For info. & registration, visit www.leraweb.org.

MAY 18-21, 2021 – UALE National Conference. At University of Illinois at Chicago. Local host committee: School of Labor and Employment Relations, U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; School of Public Health, U. Illinois at Chicago; Labor Education Center, DePaul University; Illinois Labor History Society. For info: www.uale.org.

June 17-20, 2021 – Virtual Great Labor Theater Convergence. At Tommy Douglas Conference Center, Silver Spring, MD.