Invisible Labor Panel and Book Signing
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Library, Fifth Floor (Eileen Searls Reading Room)
This event, sponsored by the Wefel Center for Employment Law and the SLU LAW Library, will focus on two questions: what counts as work, and why are some workers invisible?
Using the recently published University of California Press book "Invisible Labor" as a starting point, the authors will explore the factors that may lead some types of work and workers to be overlooked by the law, consumers, and even other workers. In particular we will concentrate on the issues that occur when work is hidden by outsourcing or technological platforms; when work is hidden because of disability or race; and when work becomes concealed as part of a branding strategy. Our speakers include Prof. Miriam Cherry (SLU LAW), Prof. Elizabeth Pendo (SLU LAW), Marion Crain, vice provost & Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law (Washington University in St. Louis), Prof. Winifred Poster, and Prof. Adia Harvey Wingfield (Washington University in St. Louis).
The book "Invisible Labor" will be available for purchase and signing by the authors, and refreshments will be served.