Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy

The Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy (CLD) is a nonprofit research institute that aims to expand public understanding and discussion of important issues facing working people. CLD pursues a distinctive interdisciplinary research approach designed to produce policy-relevant studies of labor problems and institutions, extending from the local Long Island and New York City labor markets to national and global labor issues. The Center conducts original research, designs and implements surveys, organizes lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences, and publishes periodic reports and working papers.

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Local & National Events: Fall 2021-Spring 2022

NY  METRO

Sept. 18 – Labor & Employment Relations Association of Long Island Meeting. Starts 6 pm at Spuntino, Dix Hills, NY. For info. call: 516/746-9307, or visit: www.lerachapter.org/longisland.

Oct. 7 – “American Socialism: A Future After Bernie?”” Bhaskar Sunkara, founding editor of Jacobin Magazine and author of The Socialist Manifesto, speaks about the rise of Socialist ideas and political movement in the U.S. At 1 – 2:25pm in the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Hofstra University. Proof of vaccination required for entry. Organized by Center for Labor & Democracy and Hofstra Labor Studies Program. Cosponsored by Herbert School of Communication.

Oct. 27 – “Day of Dialogue” on immigration policy, climate change and other national issues. At Hofstra U. Student Center. Free admission. For detailed daylong schedule, visit: www.hofstra.edu/cce.

Nov. 4 – “Immigrant Labor Camps on Long Island,” with featured speaker Mark Torres, author of Long Island Migrant        Labor Camps: Dust for Blood. Virtual event at 2:40-4:05pm. For Zoom link, register in advance at hofstra.edu/events. Organized by Hofstra Labor Studies Program, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and LI Jobs With Justice.

Dec. 7 – Labor & Employment Relations Association of NYC Virtual Meeting. “Climate Change & the Future of Workers: Toward A Just Transition,” featuring speakers Todd Vachon (Rutgers), Miljin Cha  & Lara Skinner (Cornell Worker Institute). At 6 – 7:30pm. For Zoom link, visit: lerachapter.org/nyc.

Feb. 7, 2022 – “Is There a New Red Wave in U.S. Elections?” A forum on the Fall 2021 election voting behavior of working class people. How much did poor message framing around working-class issues and inadequate audience analysis on the part of liberals and progressives contribute to the sense (or the reality) of a red wave washing over the country? At Hofstra U; time and location TBA. Organized by Labor Studies Program and Center for Civic Engagement.

March 30 --April 7 – Equal Pay Week 2022: speakers and events spotlighting the past progress and continuing challenges of working women. Organized by the Hofstra Labor Studies Program, Center for Study of Labor & Democracy, Provost’s Office, Economics Dept. & Women’s Studies Program. For the upcoming schedule, visit: www.hofstra.edu/cld.

NATIONAL

Dec. 7– Labor Studies Directors’ Meeting, United Association for Labor Education (UALE). 11am – 5pm, via Zoom. To  register & obtain link, visit: www.uale.org.

Jan.7-9 – Labor & Employment Relations Assoc. (LERA) at ASSA Annual Meeting. All-virtual event via Zoom. For info. visit www.leraweb.org.

June 17-19 – 2022 Labor Notes Conference. In-person event in Chicago, IL at Hyatt Regency O’Hare Airport. For registration and questions, email conference@labornotes.org or call 718-284-4144


RELEASE DATES FOR MONTHLY LABOR MARKET INDICATORS

2021 RELEASE DATE

NATIONAL

REGIONAL

EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT

JOB OPENINGS & TURNOVER

REAL EARNINGS

NYC/LI METRO JOBS COUNT

NYC/LI METRO UNEMPLOYMENT

September

3

8

14

16

21

October

8

12

13

21

26

November

5

12

10

18

23

December

3

8

10

16

21

Sources: National Statistics – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): The Employment Situation; Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT); & Real Earning: http://www.bls.gov NY State and Local Statistics – NY State Dept. of Labor: Monthly Press Release. http://www.labor.state.ny.us.

NOTE:
If you know of upcoming labor-related meetings or conferences, collective bargaining contract expirations or renewals, or other events you would like considered for our next Calendar, please send us a brief description, together with the time, place, contact person, and their telephone number.  Either fax this information, with a cover sheet addressed to Regional Labor Review, to fax # 516-463-6519; or email us at:  laborstudies@hofstra.edu.

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Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy

104 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549-1040