Date(s) - October 13, 2022
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

OCTOBER 13, 2022

NorCal LERA’s Fall 2022 Dinner Event

U.S. Workers’ Organizing Efforts and Collective Actions: A Review of the Current Landscape

Keynote Speaker

Thomas A. Kochan

Professor Thomas A. Kochan

Thomas A. Kochan is the Post-Tenure George Maverick Bunker Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a faculty member in the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research.

Kochan focuses on the need to update America’s work and employment policies, institutions, and practices to catch up with a changing workforce and economy. His recent work calls attention to the need for a new social contract at work, one that anticipates and engages current and future technological changes in ways that build a more inclusive economy and broadly shared prosperity. Through empirical research, he demonstrates that fundamental changes in the quality of employee and labor‐management relations are needed to address America’s critical problems in industries ranging from healthcare to airlines to manufacturing. His most recent book is Shaping the Future of Work:  A Handbook for Action and a New Social Contract (Routledge, 2021).

He is a member of the National Academy of Human Resources, the National Academy of Arbitrators, and past president of the International Industrial Relations Association and the Industrial Relations Research Association. Currently he is member of the MIT Task Force on Work of the Future.

Kochan holds a BBA in personnel management as well as an MS and a PhD in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin​.

Location & Reservation Details To Come


If you have any questions, please contact Jun G. Payoyo at or 209.639.4528.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
NorCal LERA Non-Member EARLYBIRD Registration
This price is available now through September 2, 2022


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