ILR Online Webcast: Inequality and Worker Rights
The crisis of inequality is arguably one of the greatest social and economic issues facing the United States today. In our upcoming webcast, we examine the ways in which worker rights and collective representation impact inequality and explore innovative solutions developed by the labor movement to solve this growing crisis.
DATE: Wednesday, April 27
TIME: 12 Noon (EDT)
Lara Skinner, Associate Director
The Worker Institute at Cornell
Shannon Gleeson, Associate Professor
Labor Relations, Law & History
Additional perspectives by:
Executive Director of Jobs With Justice
Co-Director of Caring Across Generations
SEIU National Coordinator
President of Fast Food Forward
Lou Jean Fleron
Emeritus Extension Faculty (Cornell ILR)
Director of the High Road program in Buffalo
ABOUT THE WEBCAST
The webcast will address the role that industrial and labor relations has historically had in reducing inequality and how changes in the country’s collective bargaining system can be linked to the extreme levels of inequality we see today.
We will then present new ways in which low-wage workers are organizing to address inequality and look at two specific examples: Caring Across Generations, a campaign that works to expand access to in-home care while creating living wage jobs for care workers; and Fight for 15, a fast food worker-led movement to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour.
This is a live webcast, and questions and comments from our viewers are encouraged. Click here to register →