Held on February 6-7, 2015 | Resources for the Future Building & AFL-CIO | Washington, DC
An emerging role for LRAN is to identify research needs that cut across multiple campaigns, and offer both training and networking opportunities to those conducting this research. On February 6th and 7th, LRAN partnered with the ReFund America Project, Rutgers University Center on Innovation in Worker Organization, and the Roosevelt Campus Network to train researchers on predatory finance deals. Union researchers, community groups, faculty and students attended the two day training, where experts led workshops on the financialization of the economy, locating finance data, calculating interest rate swaps, and developing a campaign and communications strategy to compel cities, universities and school districts to re-negotiate predatory finance deals.
On this page are presentations and materials from the training, viewable only by those given access to this page. If you would like to view these materials, please contact Erin Johansson of Jobs with Justice, and provide your name, affiliation and title.
To learn more about the ReFund America Project, visit ReFundProject.org
Held on October 17-19, 2013 | Hosted by the AFL-CIO | Washington, DC
One of the key goals of LRAN is to connect scholars with practitioners in order for their research to be relevant to the lives of workers. Last fall, the LRAN partnered with In the Public Interest (ITPI) to surface ongoing research needs related to privatization and responsible contracting, and to identify and cultivate scholars who could produce this research and serve as credible experts on the issues. On October 17-19 2013, LRAN & ITPI held a training at the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC for faculty, union and nonprofit staff. Experts led workshops on analyzing costs, contract language, operations, public services, government oversight, and other key elements of government contracting out.
On this page are videos from the training, viewable only by those given access to this page. If you would like to view these videos, please contact Erin Johansson of Jobs with Justice, and provide your name, affiliation and title. To learn more about privatization and responsible contracting, visit In the Public Interest's website.
This joint project with ITPI also germinated several research reports on outsourcing and public sector issues: