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SLU and China’s SWUPL Establish MOU for International Education Exchange

Last June, SLU adjunct professor Joshua Bienstock and China Program Manager Jiajing “Jojo” Xu visited Southwest University of Political Law and Science (SWUPL) in Chongqing, China. Joshua taught courses in negotiation and collective bargaining, and Jojo held a number of preliminary information sessions with freshman and sophomore students majoring in labor and business fields who were interested in studying at SLU.
The initiative paid off handsomely, as SWUPL and SLU have now established an education exchange memorandum of understanding. SWUPL will offer $1,500 scholarships to students who choose to attend SLU’s undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.

Last week, Jojo organized and co-hosted several online presentations and information sessions to educate SWUPL’s students about how to apply to study at SLU. SWUPL’s academic director for labor relations and business law, Fu Hongyong, and associate dean of the business school, Li Yujie (shown above), also participated. Jojo reports that the students showed great enthusiasm for the program and gave good feedback.

 

Featured photo by Natasha de Vere & Col Ford via flickr (cc-by)

ALR Project Staff Visits Beijing, Shanghai & Chongqing

This post was originally featured at alrexchange.org.

In October and November, in cooperation with Chinese colleagues, the ALR project staff – including Project Director Ruting Chen, Program Manager Jiajing Xu and Labor Extension Coordinator May Chen – visited several cities in China. This was the Project’s third trip to China in 2015, our busiest year of travel so far!

Highlighting this trip was an international conference co-hosted by Murphy Institute and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE) School of Law, focusing on “International Free Trade and Labor Standards.” SHUFE is an excellent partner for this conference since they have been assigned by the Shanghai government to be one of the think tanks dedicated to the Shanghai (China) Free Trade Zone Pilot program.image001%2827%29 Continue reading ALR Project Staff Visits Beijing, Shanghai & Chongqing

ALR Project and China’s Mingde Institute at Collective Labor Disputes Conference

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China’s Mingde Institute of Labor Relations and CUNY’s Advancing the Field of Labor Relations (ALR) program collaborated for the second time to present a Comparative Collective Labor Disputes Conference between the U.S. and China in Changsha in April 2015. More than 40 Chinese leading scholars, local union officials, governmental arbitrators, and labor attorneys attended the conference. Many active figures in China’s labor relations field participated as speakers and discussants, including professors from Peking University, Wuhan University, Shanghai Business and Finance, Capital University of Business and Economics, China Institute of Industrial Relations, Nanjing University, Sun Yat-san University, and researchers from the local MOHRSS arbitration department from Hunan, Shanghai, Guizhou, etc. Representatives from ILO also commented at the conference.

Representing the U.S. was Diane Frey, Senior Research Consultant at CUNY ALR, who spoke on labor organizing in the U.S., and Richard Fincher, Fellow and Instructor at the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, who presented on the U.S. arbitration and mediation system.

You can read more (in Chinese) at:

http://www.jttp.cn/a/report/info/2015/0428/6799.html

Introducing: ALRexchange.org

Murphy’s Advancing the Field of Labor Relations Program seeks to broaden and strengthen communications and exchanges between China and U.S. universities and unions. 

www.ALRexchange.org is an English-Chinese bilingual website, developed by Murphy’s Advancing the Field of Labor Relations Program to serve as a hub of resources for both academics and practitioners in the field of Labor Relations. More than five hundred searchable bilingual bibliographies, contract languages, training materials, relevant Labor Relations articles and U.S.-China comparative curriculum materials for the study of labor relations have been posted and shared in our website. Find it on our resource page.

The website also includes “Labor in the News”, featuring news from the labor field in the U.S., China, and worldwide on a weekly basis. To further this unique comparative perspective, the team also tweets these updates via Chinese social media, Weibo, to interact with our Chinese audience directly. Continue reading Introducing: ALRexchange.org