Agenda for Shared Prosperity


An Agenda for Shared Prosperity Forum

Cannon House Office Building, Caucus Room 345
U.S. Capitol Complex, Washington, DC
Thursday, February 22, 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM

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Please join us for a discussion of new policy proposals which would remove the obstacles that increasingly disconnect working Americans from the rewards of their work.

Registration & light breakfast
8:15-8:45 am

Keynote & Discussion
Politics, Policy and Inequality

9:00-10:00 am
Paul Krugman
Professor of Economics & International Affairs
Princeton University
Columnist, The New York Times

The New Social Contract
10:00-11:00 am
Tom Kochan
Co-director, Institute for Work and Employment Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Beth Shulman
Author, The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans and Their Families

Unions, the Economy, and Employee Free Choice
11:00-11:45 am
Harley Shaiken
Class of 1930 Professor
Graduate School of Education and Department of Geography
University of California , Berkeley

Do Workers Still Want Unions?
Yes, More Than Ever

11:45-12:30 am
Richard Freeman
Herbert S. Ascherman Professor of Economics
Harvard University

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