The UAW's Southern Gamble: Organizing Workers at Foreign-Owned Vehicle Plants


May 24, 2023    
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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Jobs with Justice
1150 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC, 20036

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The UAW’s Southern Gamble: Organizing Workers at Foreign-Owned Vehicle Plants
A book talk by Stephen Silvia 

Wednesday, May 24, 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Jobs with Justice
1150 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

Join the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (DC LERA) for lunch and a conversation with Stephen Silvia, Professor, School of International Service, American University, who will be speaking about his new book, The UAW’s Southern Gamble: Organizing Workers at Foreign-Owned Vehicle Plants. We will be raffling off a copy of Steve’s book!

Co-sponsored by Jobs with Justice, the Worker Rights Institute at Georgetown Law School, and the American Constitution Society DC Lawyer Chapter.

Please RSVP below if you can join us!


Stephen J. Silvia  (B.S. Cornell ILR; PhD Yale) is a professor at American University’s School of International Service, and an affiliate professor in American University’s economics department. Prof. Silvia specializes researching in comparative labor and employment relations, with a focus on the United States, Germany, and the European Union.  He has taught at Yale and Tufts Universities, and has been a guest professor at Universität Kassel (Germany), and université Montpelier (France).  Prof. Silvia’s previous publications include: Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press [2013]); and “Participatory Governance in Employment Relations.” In Hubert Heinelt, ed., Handbook on Participatory Governance (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar [2018]).

Registration and Cost

Tickets for this event are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. There are also reduced price tickets for those who are Early Career, work for Nonprofits or Not for Profits, or are In Transition$10 for members and $15 for non-members. Tickets for Students are $5. To register for this event, please submit your booking below.

Your ticket will cover the cost of Lunch, which will be catered by Moby Dick.

Lunch will be from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. The Book Talk will begin at 12:30 pm

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