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POSTPONED: Private Regulation of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Dr. Kuruvilla's book talk scheduled for November 9 ,2021 is being postponed. It will be re-listed on the calendar as soon new date has been confirmed. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

In the absence of a global regulatory system for labor standards, many companies have been developing and enforcing their own codes of conduct aimed at preventing “sweatshop” conditions in their supply chains. While these programs may be touted by businesses that develop them, little has been known about their actual effectiveness, says Sarosh Kuruvilla, professor of industrial relations, Asian studies, and public affairs. In a live, virtual Chats in the Stacks book talk on Private Regulation of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains (Cornell University Press, 2021) Kuruvilla will share findings from his comprehensive investigation into the world of private, voluntary labor-condition regulation. Built upon a deep dive into data from companies, multi-stakeholder institutions, and auditing firms, the book seeks to understand the impact of current labor standards and consider systematic improvements that will positively impact the lives of workers in global supply chains.

A live Q&A will follow the talk. The audience is encouraged to submit their questions in the chat.



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