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


October 13, 2022    
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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Livermore Hilton Garden Inn
2801 Constitution Drive, Livermore, CA , 94550
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OCTOBER 13, 2022

NorCal LERA’s Fall 2022 Dinner Event

Keynote Speaker

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​.


This meeting will take place at the Livermore Hilton Garden Inn, located at 2801 Constitution Drive, Livermore, CA 94550. You can find details on this hotel here: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/lvklhgi-hilton-garden-inn-livermore/. Room rate is $189 in the NorCal LERA room block. A limited number of rooms at this discounted price are available until about two weeks prior to the event.


If you have any questions, please contact Jun G. Payoyo at jun.payoyo@perb.ca.gov or 209.639.4528.

Pricing and Registration

Bookings are open and available below! Prices are $50 for NorCal LERA members, and $75 for non-members. Non-members will receive one-year complimentary NorCal LERA membership with their ticket, to begin immediately. There are also tables of 10 seats each available to organizational sponsors in the amount of $600 each. Please reserve your seat below and we look forward to seeing you there!


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