Transnational Cooperation on Illicit Financial Flows out of Africa

Monday, September 25 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Join us for a talk with a delegation of experts from African trade unions and civil society organizations leading the transnational movement to raise awareness about the $50 billion in Illicit Financial Flows leaving Africa each year. This is nearly equal to the annual amount the continent receives in official development assistance and poses a serious threat amidst changes in development funding and increasing environmental degradation.


Working Paper: Labor Platforms and Gig Work: The Failure to Regulate

September 19, 2017

By Ruth Berins Collier, V.B. Dubal, and Christopher Carter
Since 2012, the platform economy has received much academic, popular, and regulatory attention, reflecting its extraordinary rate of growth. This paper provides a conceptual and theoretical overview of rapidly growing labor platforms, focusing on how they represent both continuity and change in the world of work and its regulation.

This research was supported by an IRLE faculty research grant.

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The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is the worst one yet for California

September 19, 2017
Once again, Congress is considering a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and make major cuts to Medicaid. Next week, the Senate may vote on this latest repeal effort, led by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. See the interactive map for California coverage loss estimates by Congressional District & county


Getting it Right For Our Babies

With the average cost of child care in the U.S. equaling college tuition and millions of early childhood educators facing wages so low they often struggle to support their own families, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment released a new animated video to help people understand the challenges facing families, babies, and the teachers that work with them.