From the Mouths of Workers: An Exploration of Worker-Driven Co-Research and Supply Chains with Dr. Mark Anner


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Mark AnnerDr. Mark Anner, Professor of Labor and Employment Relations, and Political Science; Director of the Center for Global Workers’ Rights, Penn State University

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Virtual Chapter of LERA

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Program Description:

Through global supply chains, multinational corporations have historically coordinated to suppress workers’ wages and rights.  A trend re-emerging in new and exciting ways is Worker-Driven Co-Research, in which workers leverage data, research, and campaigns to organize and mobilize in innovative ways.

In this engaging presentation and discussion, Professor Anner will explore with participants the nature and genesis of Worker Driven Co-Research (WDCR), as well as the evolving need for these initiatives.

Next, participants will engage in three case studies of Worker Driven Co-Research, based upon Professor Anner’s work in Mexico and Central America.  These will include: Bananas in Guatemala; Textiles in Honduras; and Auto Parts in Mexico.

Lastly, before a lively question-and-answer session with our presenter, Professor Anner will engage participants in consideration of next steps and predictions for the trajectory and applications of Worker Driven Co-Research, including implications for disseminating the work, and future projects.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define and describe the need for Worker Driven Co-Research
  • Compare case studies in Worker Driven Co-Research in Latin America and Mexico
  • Draw comparisons and conclusion for practitioners in the U.S.
  • Explore implications and possibilities for use and dissemination of Worker Driven Co-Research initiatives.


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Presenter Bio:

Mark Anner is a Professor of Labor and Employment Relations, and Political Science and the founding director of the Center for Global Workers’ Rights at Penn State. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University and a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University. His most recent publications include Squeezing workers’ rights in global supply chains: Purchasing practices in the Bangladesh garment export sector in comparative perspective and The Contested Terrain of Global Production: Collective versus Private Labor Governance on Guatemalan Banana Plantations. Dr. Anner is the recipient of the Susan C. Eaton Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award and the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award.  He is currently developing a ‘worker-driven’ co-research methodology for global supply chains.


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