This looks like a valuable opportunity Tuesday in Madison. Note RSVP's encouraged
2014 Roberta Gassman Distinguished Lecture
“Lifting Up Low-Wage Work”
Presented by Stephanie Luce, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Labor Studies,
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Waisman Center Auditorium, UW-Madison
In 2011, 28 percent of all U.S. workers – almost 37 million people - earned poverty-wages. Despite a supposed economic recovery, the U.S. is facing a crisis of low-wage jobs and working poverty, and even workers with college degrees cannot be assured of attaining high wages and stable jobs. This talk will discuss some of the possible solutions to our low-wage jobs crisis.
Best known for her research on living wage campaigns and movements, noted labor scholar Stephanie Luce (pictured above) has worked at the U.S. Department for Labor, a Congressional Commission on Agricultural Workers, the Center for Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) and the Political Economy Research Institute. She received her Ph.D. in sociology and master’s in industrial relations from UW-Madison.
This lecture is made possible with generous support from donors to the
Roberta Gassman School of Social Work Opportunities Fund.
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James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.