RSF Visiting Scholar Annette Bernhardt To Speak at Labor and Immigration Conference

by
Rohan Mascarenhas, Russell Sage Foundation
September 22, 2011

RSF Visiting Scholar Annette Bernhardt will speak tomorrow at a Cornell University workshop on the intersection of labor and immigration policies in the United States.

A co-editor of the RSF volume Low-Wage America, Bernhardt’s talk is titled “Unregulated Work: The Perfect Storm of Economic Restructuring and Immigration Policy.” Her panel will examine data on workplace-based immigration and law enforcement, and how traditional labor and employment law can respond to “new forms of organizing among undocumented immigrants.” More information on the conference can be found here.

In 2009, Bernhardt co-authored a groundbreaking RSF-funded study that exposed systemic and routine violations of employment and labor laws in core sectors of the economy. The report, titled “Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers,” provided the first statistically reliable estimates of the scale and scope of workplace violations in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. A copy can be found here.

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