41st Annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Reinventing the Labor Movement? Worker Organizing and Advocacy in the 21st Century United States
Ruth Milkman, professor of sociology at the City University of New York, will speak about "Reinventing the Labor Movement? Worker Organizing and Advocacy in the 21st Century United States."
In this lecture, Professor Milkman will will examine recent labor movement innovations. She will include an overview of worker center organizing and advocacy on behalf of low-wage workers, including immigrants; the recent surge of union activity among Millennial-generation workers, such as online journalists, adjuncts and other contingent workers in colleges and universities, and teachers; efforts to leverage unions’ political influence (often in coalition with allies outside organized labor) to win state and local support for pro-worker initiatives, from minimum wage increases to paid leave provisions, from wage theft prohibitions to scheduling regulations; and efforts to develop tripartite wage boards to lift labor standards. Two experts will provide commentary on the lecture.
This event is free and open to the public, register here.