Independent Study Opportunity Through UW Livable City Year: Understanding the Needs of Precarious Workers in Tacoma
Posted: 3/5/2018 (Conference)
Independent Study: Understanding the Needs of Precarious Workers in Tacoma
ENVH 499 (UG) ENVH 600 (Grad)
Reducing poverty through effective employment standards education and enforcement
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Problems with violations of various labor standards, including local wage and leave policies, are part of a general, and potentially increasing phenomenon of “precarious employment.” Precarious workers may be exploited and are less likely to either complain to authorities, or take actions to protect themselves. As part of UW Livable City Year: Tacoma, this course will engage students to explore the working conditions and needs of vulnerable working populations within the city. Students will probe for the needs of the community to understand labor rights, and identify opportunities to effectively reach those communities. Finally, students will explore barriers to accessing resources and information through the city and other agencies.
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SPRING QUARTER 2018 | Seattle campus with field work in Tacoma
Course is open to upper level undergraduate students and all graduate students. Students will enroll for up to 2 academic credits through either their program’s required capstone course, or for independent study with Professor Seixas, the faculty mentor.
Instructor: Noah Seixas, Professor, DEOHS