Sunday, 3 June 2018

New podcast about the book by A. Choudry and S.Vally

Podcast "Radical histories and social movements" on the recently published book by Aziz Choudry and S. Vally ("Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements History's Schools", Routledge 2018) is now available online in the Will Brehm's blog.

Monday, 7 May 2018

The New Project on Trade Union Responses to Immigration led by Rolle Alho

"Whose interests? A Comparative Study on Trade Unions’ Responses to Migration and Migrants in Finland, Ireland, and Portugal" - new project led by the RC44 member, Rolle Alho, founded by the Academy of Finland and carried out at the University of Helsinki’s Swedish School of Social Science. The project aims to provide an international comparative perspective on the response and attitudes of trade unions to immigration. More information about the project can be found at:

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Kim Scipes promoted to Professor of Sociology at Purdue University Northwest

On 7th April, the RC44 member, Kim Scipes got promoted to Professor of Sociology at Purdue University Northwest.  Congratulations! More information about his research can be found at:

Sunday, 11 March 2018

The LERA 2018 James G.Scoville Award Granted to Katy Fox-Hodess

We are pleased  to inform you that the LERA 2018 James. G. Scoville Best International/Comparative Industrial Relations Paper Award has been awarded to the RC44 member, Katy Fox-Hodess for her article "(Re-)Locating the Local and National in the Global: Multi-Scalar Political Alignment in Transnational European Dockworker Union Campaigns" published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations 55(3): 626–647.

The article's abstract: Labour activists have called for greater international co-ordination among trade unions in response to the assault on organized labour by global capital, but such co-ordination faces many hurdles. Under what conditions can unions overcome those barriers and co-ordinate effectively to achieve campaign goals? I examine this question through a comparison of European-level international solidarity with Portuguese, Greek and English affiliates of the International Dockworkers Council involved in labour disputes. The divergent outcomes of otherwise similar cases reveal the critical role of politics and strategy at different scales and sites of union organization in determining the successful exercise of labour internationalism.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Prestigious BSA prize won by the paper co-authored by the RC44 member, Sébastien Chauvin

The paper co-authored by RC44 member, Sébastien Chauvin, won the British Sociological Association and SAGE journals Prize for Innovation and Excellence in the category Work, Employment and Society:

Pierre Barron, Anne Bory, Sébastien Chauvin, Nicolas Jounin and Lucie Tourette (2016) “State categories and labour protest: migrant workers and the fight for legal status in France“ Work Employment & Society 30(4): 631–648.

Congratulations for the Authors!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Expert team coordinated by Marek Čaněk in the Labcit project on EU labour citizenship and migration

Marek Čaněk organises expert team in the the project Labcit coordinated by Multicultural Center Prague together with 11 partner organizations (universities, research centers, NGOs, ombudsman) collected migrant workers' testimonies about serious labour rights violations in the EU. All reports, videos and other publications are online at:

Monday, 6 July 2015

Kim Scipes research trip to Philippines

Kim Scipes, Purdue University North Central (Westville, Indiana, USA) spent three weeks in the Philippines on a research trip (April 27-May 15, 2015), resuming his studies on the KMU Labor Center.  Scipes participated in the International Solidarity Affair, focused mostly on Metro Manila, and then traveled to Mindanao and Negros on his own afterwards, visiting banana, palm oil and sugar worker communities.  This was Scipes’ first visit to the country since 1994, and he plans on updating his 1996 book, KMU:  Building Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines, 1980-1994.  (Quezon City:  New Day Publishers.)

Photo: Five men and a boy on a ‘Tri-cycle with Wings’, powered by a Honda 50 cc. motorcycle”—near Trento, Davao del Norte, Philippines