Leah F. Vosko isCanada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work at York University where she conducts research on labour market insecurity in Canada in an international context.Her latest book, Disrupting Deportability: Transnational Workers Organize (2019), is published with Cornell University Press and her recent co-authored book,Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Employment Standards Protections for People in Precarious Jobs (2020) is published with University of Toronto Press. The latter is an outgrowth of “Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Protections for People in Precarious Jobs,” a SSHRC Partnership Grant concerned with employment standards enforcement, of which Leah was the Principal Investigator. Leah’s current research continues to focus on access to labour rights and protections among temporary migrant workers and employment standards enforcement, including sick and caregiving leaves in Canada and their limits during a global health pandemic. Professor Vosko also oversees three research and teaching databases supported by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation – the Gender and Work Database (GWD), the Comparative Perspectives Database (CPD), and the Global Employment Standards Database (GESD). She participates in the Policy Component of On the Move and is a member of Migrant Worker Health Expert Working Group, which calls attention to the unsafe working conditions of temporary migrant agricultural workers, amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides policy guidance to government agencies with the aim of improving workers’ health and welfare.
Thomas, Mark P., Leah F. Vosko, Carlo Fanelli and Olena Lyubchenko (eds). (2019). Change and Continuity: Rethinking the New Canadian Political Economy.Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Vosko, Leah F., Eric Tucker and Rebecca M. Casey. (2019). “Enforcing Employment Standards for Migrant Agricultural Workers in Ontario: Exposing Underexplored Layers of Vulnerability.” International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations35(2) 227-254.
Vosko, Leah F. (2018). “Legal but Deportable: Institutionalized Deportability and the Limits of Collective Bargaining among Participants in Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program.” ILR Review Special Issue on The Impact of Immigrant Legalization Initiatives: International Perspectives.
Vosko, Leah F., Andrea M. Noack and Eric Tucker. (2016).“Employment Standards (‘ES’) Coverage and Enforcement: A scan of employment standards complaints and their resolution under the Employment Standards Act, 2000(‘ESA’).”Ontario Ministry of Labour Changing Workplaces Review.
Vosko, Leah F., Valerie Preston and Robert Latham (eds.). (2014). Liberating Temporariness?: Migration, Work and Citizenship in an Age of Insecurity. McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal and Kingston.
Vosko, Leah F. (2014). “Tenuously Unionized: Temporary Migrant Workers and the Limits of Formal Mechanisms Designed to Promote Collective Bargaining in British Columbia, Canada.” Industrial Law Journal. 43, 4, December: 451-84.
Vosko, Leah F. (2013). “National Sovereignty and Transnational Labour: the case of Mexican seasonal agricultural workers in British Columbia, Canada.” Industrial Relations Journal. 56, 44: 514–532.
Vosko, Leah F. (2013). “‘Rights without Remedies’: Enforcing Employment Standards in Ontario by Maximizing Voice among Workers in Precarious Jobs.” Osgoode Hall Law Journal. 50.4: 845-873.
Vosko, Leah F. (2010). “‘Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment.” Oxford University Press.
Gender & Work Database: www.genderwork.ca/gwd
Comparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment Database: www.genderwork.ca/cpd
Global Employment Standards Database: https://laps.yorku.ca/dare/global-employment-standards-database/
Migrant Worker Health Expert Working Group: www.migrantworker.ca