Workers and the New Economy
2012- 2013 Colloquia Series
The Labor, Environment and Sustainable Development Initiative has developed a colloquia series on Workers and the New Economy for the academic year 2012-2013. This series will address key macro level political-economic questions that have been raised by the New Economy discourse and that are directly relevant to unions, workers' organizations, academics and policy makers who advocate for workers' rights and interests.
The first colloquia took place on October 12, 2012 as part of the Energy Emergency, Energy Transition International Trade Union Roundtable. James Gustav Speth, Professor of Law at Vermont Law School and author of America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy, delivered the final keynote address at the roundtable. He spoke of the need for trade unions, environmental organizations, academics and policy makers to challenge the concept of economic growth. More than 70 trade unionists from 18 countries attended this event.