A competitive labor market has given rise to a new era of worker power. There have been successful unionization efforts at corporate juggernauts like Amazon and Starbucks, and companies are reconsidering wage and benefits packages to attract talent. How can employers, worker advocates, policymakers, and philanthropists leverage this moment and bring about the systems change needed to help workers advance in their careers?
Todd Greene is an Institute fellow and the executive director of WorkRise, a research-to-action network on jobs, workers, and mobility hosted by the Urban Institute. He is the chairman of the International Economic Development Council’s board of directors and chairs the national advisory board of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He also serves on the boards of the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and Invest Atlanta.
Join us at the City Club as we gather for the Deborah Vesy Systems Change Champion Award forum, in partnership with the Deaconess Foundation, and learn how we can rebuild the ladder of opportunity with all key stakeholders at the table.
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