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Dr. Calla Hummel: Why Informal Workers Organize

  • Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Valders 262

 Dr. Calla Hummel

Half of the world's workers—2 billion people—work outside of state regulations and labor structures. Most politicians, observers, and researchers do not expect these informal workers to organize at work because they face many challenges. However, informal workers frequently organize themselves and in places like Bolivia, they form massive unions. Why? Drawing on years of ethnographic research, surveys, and 150 interviews, Dr. Calla Hummel, professor of political science at the University of Miami, argues that some government officials encourage and even pay informal workers to organize and create self-regulating groups. Join us at 4 p.m. Monday, May 9, in Valders 262 to hear Dr. Hummel’s lecture, “Why Informal Workers Organize.” See Dr. Hummel's full bio and new book to learn more. Sponsored by CEPE.


Questions? Contact Krista Holland, 563-387-1314