Annual Joe Isaac Symposium
With a rapidly changing workforce being reshaped by developments such as the gig economy, new forms of collective worker representation are emerging. Apart from unions and formal collective bargaining structures, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have become a significant force in US industrial relations. These NGOs include worker rights groups, worker and immigrant rights centres, other organisations and affinity groups in non-union employers. What is the influence and staying power of such alternative forms of collective representation? And are there lessons for Australian governments, regulators, employers and unions? Renowned US expert and Cornell University Professor Harry C Katz will explore such questions in his keynote address at the next Joe Isaac Symposium.
Professor Katz is the Jack Sheinkman Professor/Director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at the Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR) School, Cornell University. He is President-elect of the International Labor & Employment Relations Association and Past-president of the US Labor & Employment Relations Association. Professor Katz is also a member of the US United Auto Workers Union Public Review Board.
Alternately hosted by Monash Business School and the University of Melbourne since 2010, the Joe Isaac Industrial Relations Symposium honours the contribution of Professor Emeritus Joe Isaac AO, one of Australia's most distinguished scholars and practitioners in the broad field of industrial relations/labour economics.
The Joe Isaac Industrial Relations Symposium is held jointly by Monash Business School's International Consortium for Research on Employment & Work (iCREW), Centre for Global Business and the Melbourne Human Resource Management Unit (MHRMU), Department of Management and Marketing.