Cornell University

Webcast

February 27

The Future of the UAW and the Big Three Auto Companies

Join us for this special webcast on Friday, February 27, 2009, 12:00-1:30 pm ET for a look at the crisis facing the domestic auto industry, the UAW and the recent near bankruptcy and subsequent federal government bridge loans to General Motors and Chrysler.

Please connect 10 minutes prior to the live event.
If you sign in early, you will be able to view the video, ILR: A New World of Work.

Click here to connect to the webcast:
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/events/connect/Future-of-UAW.html

Topic Overview

This webcast will focus on the crisis facing the domestic auto industry and in particular the recent near bankruptcy and subsequent federal government bridge loans to General Motors and Chrysler. 

The troubles in the auto sector have had enormous consequences for the UAW, auto workers, and the communities where auto production had been concentrated. Our speakers will provide presentations on: the labor relations aspects of the current crisis, information about how unions and workers in other countries are responding to similar crises, and the implications of the current crisis on autoworker pensions and security.

Webcast connection information and any materials will be e-mailed prior to the event.

Facilitator

  • Harry Katz, Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and Jack Sheinkman Professor, Cornell University ILR School

Speakers

  • Harry Katz, Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and Jack Sheinkman Professor, Cornell University ILR School
  • Art Wheaton, Industry Education Specialist, Cornell University ILR School
  • Teresa Ghilarducci, Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School for Social Research

Technology

Please connect 10 minutes prior to the live event.
If you sign in early, you will be able to view the video, ILR: A New World of Work.

In order to participate in the webcast you will need computer access with a high speed internet connection. The preferred web browser is Internet Explorer.

If you use a Mac you will need to download the Silverlight plug-in.

Click here to connect to the webcast:
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/events/connect/Future-of-UAW.html

The webcast is FREE of charge.

If you have trouble connecting or have any other questions, please contact Lori Biechele, Administrative Support, Cornell University, ILR School, e-mail: lb274@cornell.edu, or phone: 607-254-8941.

See related resource, Best Options for the Auto Industry Crisis, by Susan Helper, John Paul MacDuffie, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Teresa Ghilarducci, and Thomas Kochan at the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) blog: http://lerablog.org.