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Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations;
Co-editor: Informal Workers and Collective Action: A Global Perspective
848-445-4622; 732-406-3068 cel
The Pajama Game (Arena Stage)
University of Birmingham/Oxford Internet Institute
Lecturer in the Sociology of Work/Research Associate
Alex J. Wood is a sociologist of work and employment, focusing on the changing nature of employment relations and labour market transformation.Alex previously researched online labour markets and virtual employment relations in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia as part of the “Microwork and Virtual Production Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia” project. This project investigates the economic and social implications of new forms of economic activities in the context of ICTs for development.Alex completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge Department of Sociology where he also worked as Research Associate on an ESRC impact acceleration project to evaluate potential ways of reducing workplace stress resulting from insecure scheduling.Alex’s PhD (2015) is titled the “The insecure worker: workplace control in the 21st Century”. His PhD focuses on the changing nature of flexible and insecure forms of work such as zero hour contracts. New patterns of working-time flexibility and how this relates to insecurity, well-being, and issues of workplace control and resistance being central to account developed.He also has a long standing interest in the relationships between industrial relations, union renewal and emerging forms of workplace representation and new patterns of class and inequality.Previously he received his MPhil in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (2011) with distinction. He received a first class BSc (hons) degree in Politics and Sociology, from Aston University (2009).
Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP
Worker rights, workers comp, other aspects of A&G's practice, including Defense Base Act cases. The Defense Base Act provides workers' compensation protection to civilian employees working outside the United States on US military bases or under a contract with the U.S. government for public works or for national defense.
Dark Roast Discussions
Personal trainer, health and wellness coach, Powerlifter, Strong(wo)man Competitor, dog lover and Co-Host of Dark Roast Discussions with husband Jeremy. Amy was featured on an episode of the Break Time Breakdown discussing what it's like to be a woman finding success in a male dominated industry.
United Way Worldwide
Vice President, Labor Engagement
Ana Avendaño is a lifelong worker advocate. She has held senior positions in the labor movement, playing major roles in changing the labor movement’s position on immigration, and broadening the AFL-CIO’s vision to include worker centers and other non-traditional worker organizations. She served as an Associate General Counsel to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, as well as Assistant General Counsel to the AFL-CIO, and Assistant to the AFL-CIO President for Immigration and Community Action. Ana has been published in academic journals, quoted as an expert on sexual harassment and the labor movement by the New York Times, and spoken at numerous academic and industry conferences on the topic of sexual harassment and labor. She now helps organizations design workplaces where passion and creativity thrive, and bullies do not.
703-683-7833 ofc; 202-431-9743 cel
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Member, AFM Local 40-543
Wisconsin native Andrew Balio was appointed as Principal Trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2001 by Yuri Temirkanov. He recently served as principal trumpet of the Oslo Philharmonic concurrently with his BSO duties in 2014/15. In 2019, he was guest principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony and in 2020, the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Prior to his arrival in Baltimore, he had been principal trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta since 1994 and the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico since 1990, as well as the Boston Philharmonic. His solo debut was at age 15 with the Milwaukee Symphony playing the Haydn Concerto. His teachers included Charles Schlueter, Adolph Herseth, Roger Voisin and Gene Young.
In 2014, he launched The Future Symphony Institute, an online think tank to examine the complexities of making symphony orchestras financially viable while preserving their artistic mission. The website www.futuresymphony.org has garnered much attention in the international press. For his work in this area, he was invited in to the Academy of Philosophy and Letters as a board member and has presented papers during its conferences.