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Catholic Labor Network
Adrienne Alexander serves as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for AFSCME in Illinois. Adrienne lives in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, with her husband and daughter. They attend St. Benedict the African in the Englewood neighborhood. She is a board member of Arise Chicago, a nonprofit organization that works at the intersection of faith & workers’ rights, and the Catholic Labor Network. Adrienne is a graduate of Agnes Scott College, a small, women’s college in Georgia, and earned her Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations;
Co-editor: Informal Workers and Collective Action: A Global Perspective
848-445-4622; 732-406-3068 cel
University of Colorado-Boulder
Professor of law at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the author of “The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, the CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in New Deal America.” Author of 1937 Memorial Day Massacre in Chicago (Jacobin 2017): https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/memorial-day-massacre-little-steel-strike-violence-police
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.