For the past several decades, most of the benefits of economic growth have gone to those at the very top and have largely bypassed average workers. Wages for most workers have been nearly stagnant and income inequality in the United States is now at levels not seen since the Great Depression.
On March 2, the Center for American Progress will host a panel to address potential options – including a proposal by Freeman, Blasi, and Kruse – to ensure that, as we slowly emerge from the current economic downturn, the benefits of economic growth are more broadly shared by workers.
Following the panel discussion, the conversation will be open to audience questions. We hope you will be able to join us for this timely and thought-provoking event.
Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-5)
Joseph Blasi, J. Robert Beyster Professor of Employee Ownership, Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations
Thomas Conway, International Vice President (Administration), United Steelworkers
Richard Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics, Harvard University
Douglas Kruse, Associate Professor, Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations
Brit Wittman, Director, Global Compensation Corporate HR, Intel Corporation
David Madland, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress