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Friday, January 10, 2014

A National Conference:  Averting Layoffs & Saving Jobs Through Work-Sharing

Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center
901 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Americas Room (10th Floor)

CEPR's Dean Baker, along with AEI's Kevin Hassett, will be the lunchtime speakers at a national conference on "Averting Layoffs & Saving Jobs Through Work-Sharing." Convened by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), along with the Center for Law & Social Policy (CLASP) and other allies, this day-long work-sharing conference will bring together worker advocates, business, economists and government to consider work-sharing and its potential to reduce unemployment in the future.

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Friday-Sunday, January 3-5, 2014

Growing Good Jobs and Connecting Workers to Them: Challenges and Opportunities for Theory and Action

Philadelphia Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum will co-chair LERA/NEA/EPI Joint Welcome Reception and Plenary on Friday, January 3rd, at LERA's econimists meeting in conjunction with ASSA/AEA.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

United States Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy 

10:00 AM
Dirksen Senate Office Buliding (215)
303 Ryburn Hse Ofc Bldg 
Washington, DC 20515

CEPR's Dean Baker will be testifying at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy of the Senate Committee on Finance. The topic to be addressed is "The Role of Social Security, Defined Benefits, and Private Retirement Accounts in the Face of the Retirement Crisis."

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Employment: A Human Right

Rayburn House Office Bldg (2237)
45 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20515

CEPR's Dean Baker will be a panelist at this Congressional symposium presented by Representative John Conyers, Jr. on International Human Rights Day.  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed on December 10, 1948, includes Article 23, the Right to Employment.

Along with John Cavanagh of the Institute for Policy Studies, Phil Harvey of Rutgers University, Thea Lee of the AFL-CIO and Larry Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute, Dean will discuss the current employment situation, the right to employment, and the government's role in providing job opportunities for all.

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Monday, December 9, 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 10, 8:30am – 4:30pm

50 Years Later: Women, Work & The Work Ahead

US Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210

The Women’s Bureau will host a commemorative event for the 50th Anniversary ofAmerican Women: Report of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, 1963. The commemoration will provide a platform for the Department of Labor to engage in a dialogue with the leading experts, researchers, and advocates to identify initiatives, reforms and research gaps that would assist in efforts to address barriers to women’s full economic equality and workforce participation. 

Worker Voice and Women’s Economic Advancement
Tuesday's disscussion will include CEPR's Nicole Woo. she will speak on a panel addressing worker empowerment and collective bargaining in the workplace.

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December 6, 2013

“No Grand Bargain" Luncheon Forum

12:00 pm
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Keep Social Security & Medicare Off the Federal Budget Chopping Block!

What is happening to our great nation? The middle class is vanishing, and income inequality is the worst in our nation’s history. Many people work their whole lives but have too little or no retirement savings. Proposals in Washington call for short and long term benefit reductions to both Social Security and Medicare. The 14th Congressional District could lose over $4 million in benefits for seniors in 2015 alone! Enacting the proposed changes will hurt older people, local economies, women, and the disabled in greater proportion. Join us to hear from experts who will dispute the myths, and join with advocates who are fighting back against balancing the federal deficit on the backs of those most in need of these cherished federal programs.

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Guest Speakers
Senator Jim Ferlo — Chairman
Leo Gerard — President, United Steelworkers of America
Prof. Wayne Burton — President, PA Alliance for Retired Americans
Nicole Woo — Center for Economic and Policy Research
Andrew Coates MD, FACP — President, Physicians for A National Health Program
Ed Grystar — Western PA Coalition for Single Payer Health Care

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Seniors Task Force Staff Briefing: The Economic Impacts of the Chained CPI

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Rayburn House Office Bldg (2456)
45 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515

CEPR's Dean Baker will speak at a Congressional briefing on an important new study, “The Chained CPI: Shackling America’s Economic Recovery.”  Along with Max Richtman and Web Phillips of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, they will discuss their findings and provide data on the economic output and job loss impacts that could occur if the chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) were to be enacted.

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November 25, 2013

Getting Back to Full Employment Book Signing at Busboys and Poets

6:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Busboys and Poets
5th and K
1025 5th Street, NW
Washington, D.C., 20001

While the media and politicians hype debt crises, the real American economic crisis is continuing, devastating, high unemployment. In addition to the millions who are unemployed, the weakness of the labor market has made it impossible for most workers to achieve real wage gains.  As a result the benefits of the economic growth we have seen have gone overwhelmingly to the richest 1 percent. In Getting Back to Full Employment, Jared Bernstein, formerly the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, and Dean Baker, one of the first economists to recognize and warn of the risks of the stock and housing bubbles, focus readers' attention where it should be: getting more Americans jobs.  They show how the economic well-being of a large swath of American workers depends on the unemployment rate.  Particularly in an era of historically high inequality, full employment would provide workers with the bargaining power needed to secure higher incomes and a fair share of the economy's growth. Dean and Jared will be at Busboys and Poets to discuss and sign copies of the book. Find more information about the event here.


November 21, 2013

The Full Employment Generation: A Congressional Briefing Featuring Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
2226 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C., 20003

Rep. John Conyers and Rep. Frederica Wilson are sponsoring this briefing on the future of the full employment agenda in America.  It will feature CEPR's Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. They will talk about kindling a new movement built on a simple vision: Every American who wants to work should have the right to either employment or training. This session will address simple and proven proposals to make this vision a reality. Building a full employment society is a prerequisite for building a happier, healthier, and more productive nation.

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November 19, 2013

Employer-Sponsored Benefits Study Task Force

9:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.

Florida Public Service Commission
Betty Easley Conference Center, Room 148
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Workforce Florida Inc. is the statewide workforce investment board of business and government leaders charged with overseeing Florida's workforce system, which includes the Department of Economic Opportunity, 24 Regional Workforce Boards and nearly 100 One-Stop Career Centers. Workforce Florida’s mission is to develop strategies that help Floridians enter, remain and advance in the workforce to support economic development and strengthen the state's business climate. Find more information about the event here.

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