LERA Industry Council and Interest Section Webinar Series 

 Wednesday, May 19, 2021
10 - 11:30 am Eastern Time (New York Time)

New International and Comparative Labor and Employment Challenges: A Four Country Discussion

Sponsored by LERA International Interest Section

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This webinar will include insights from Canada, Germany, South Africa and the USA. Speakers will discuss employment relations issues in global supply chains, climate change and restructuring of sectoral employment, digitalisation, and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. How are such issues posing new and potentially transformative challenges for employment relations systems and stakeholders?

This webinar previews a book* that considers such issues.


  • Greg J. Bamber, Monash University, Australia/Newcastle University, UK
  • Virginia Doellgast, Cornell University, USA
  • Scott Walsworth, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Sean O’Brady, McMaster University, Canada
  • Daphne G. Taras, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Berndt K. Keller, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Johann Maree, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Asanda-Jonas Benya, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Harry C. Katz, Cornell University, USA
  • Alexander J.S. Colvin, Cornell University, USA

Discussant: Thomas A. Kochan, George M. Bunker Professor, Institute for Work and Employment Research, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA

International & Comparative Employment Relations: Global Crises & Institutional Responses, 7th edn., 2021, Bamber, G. J., Cooke, F.L., Doellgast, V. & Wright, C.F. (eds) SAGE. Proceeds from this book contribute to charities that foster health-related research and hunger-relief. Use code BAMBER25 for 25% discount via SAGE.


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