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Release: Oct. 12, 2001

Australian labor historian to speak at UI Oct. 16

Labor historian Greg Patmore will speak at the University of Iowa about workplace democracy on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. in 112 Macbride Hall. His lecture is entitled "Employee Representation Plans in North America and Australia, 1915-1935: An Employer Response to Workplace Democracy."

Patmore is a professor in the department of work and organizational studies at the University of Sydney, Australia, and the editor of the Australian journal "Labour History." His research interests are labor history, comparative labor history, employee representation and trade unionism in the steel industry in Australia and North America, and the impact of industrialization and deindustrialization on regional economies.

His visit to the UI is sponsored by the department of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the department of management and organizations in the Tippie College of Business, and the UI Labor Center.