Episode 10 of the For A Living Podcast is now available on Soundcloud and on iTunes. Continue reading “Podcast: 10 Ways Unions Benefit the Economy”
Professor Robert Bruno, Professor Emily E. LB Twarog, and Frank Manzo IV discuss state and local initiatives to support workers. Topics include the minimum wage, paid sick time, paid safe time, fair scheduling laws, prevailing wage laws, responsible bidder ordinances, local hire ordinances, and other policies. Continue reading “Podcast: All Policy Is Local”
What are the causes of high African-American unemployment, particularly in Illinois? What policies and economic phenomena make a statistical impact on reducing unemployment among African Americans? Continue reading “Podcast: Reducing African-American Unemployment”
Episode 7 of the For A Living Podcast is now available on SoundCloud and on iTunes. Continue reading “Podcast: The “What If?” Episode”
Episode 6 of the For A Living Podcast is now online!
This episode continues last week’s conversation about class, discussing class and the 2016 elections and trends affecting the working class. Continue reading “Podcast: Class and the 2016 Elections with Stephanie Farmer”
The For A Living Podcast is back! This episode asks the question, “What is class?” The podcast is available on iTunes and on SoundCloud. What is class? How do we think about class? What is the working class in the United States? Did U.S. workers … Continue reading Podcast: What Is Class? with Stephanie Farmer, PhD
Episode 4 of the For A Living podcast has been posted on iTunes and on SoundCloud. The episode investigates the pros and cons of international trade. Continue reading “Podcast: International Trade Costs and Benefits”
What are so-called “right-to-work” laws? What is the historical background of these laws? What are their policy implications for the working class? Where are current political and legal battles occurring?
Professor Robert Bruno, Professor Emily E. LB Twarog, and I are joined by Dale Pierson, a Chicago-area labor lawyer who has served as General Counsel of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150 since 2002, to answer these questions.
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NOTE: We will also do our best to improve overall sound quality in Episode 3. Continue reading “Podcast: Policies that Work for Workers”
I am pleased to announce the launch of For A Living, an educational podcast jointly provided by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each episode, For A Living will explore … Continue reading Announcing the For A Living Podcast