June 6, 2011
Three Employment Policy Crises: Jobs, Wages and Public-Sector Collective Bargaining
9 a.m. - noon
George Washington University
Cafritz Conference Center
Elliott Room (310)
800 21st Street, NW
The nation is experiencing its greatest employment crisis since the Great Depression, yet national policy makers hold widely divergent views about jobs, wages and now public-sector collective bargaining. Prominent economic and employment experts took part in a policy briefing to discuss the latest research and findings to inform policymakers on unemployment and job growth, wage stagnation and the need for a new social contract, and the future of public-sector collective bargaining and pension reforms. CEPR Senior Economist John Schmitt participated in a roundtable discussion with researchers from several policy organizations.
The briefing was sponsored by the Employment Policy Research Network in partnership with the Labor and Employment Relations Association and the New America Foundation, the Economic Policy Institute, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the Center for American Progress and the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. For more information, please contact Mike Lillich of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.