Beyond "Resistence": A Bold Plan for Work With Dignity via a Federal Job Guarantee

Lecture | October 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Darrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics, The New School

 Ken Jacobs, Chair, The Labor Center at IRLE; Steven Pitts, Associate Chair, The Labor Center at IRLE; Richard Walker, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Geography

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Department of Economics

NEW LOCATION: 2521 Channing Way

In 2017, Liberals in the United States are calling for “resistance” to regressive policies. Grassroots movements like the Fight for $15 show a desire for an offensive strategy on the left, but Professor Hamilton suggests that they do not go far enough. Raising the minimum wage still leaves many workers unemployed or out of the workforce altogether, especially those stigmatized by race, disability, or having been formerly incarcerated.

Instead, Professor Hamilton and his colleagues propose a bold federal job guarantee, providing economic security and decent wages for every American. The discussion will be moderated by Ken Jacobs of the IRLE’s Labor Center, and will be followed by a reception.

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Darrick Hamilton is associate professor of economics and urban policy at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy and the Department of Economics, New School for Social Research.

Ken Jacobs chairs the Labor Center at IRLE. He specializes in low-wage work, labor standards policies, and health care coverage.

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