Some recent webinars include: What the Biden Administration Could Mean for Workers

January 21, 2021 - What the Biden Administration Could Mean for Workers. With the inauguration of a new Presidential administration comes a new set of policy priorities, the appointment of a new cabinet, and staffing changes throughout the executive branch. These changes, including in the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and OSHA, can and often do have a profound impact on workplaces and workers. With the marked rise of partisan polarization in recent decades, these shifts have only grown in magnitude, especially when transitioning between presidential administrations of different political parties.  

To discuss what a Biden administration could mean for workers, we have assembled a panel of experts from the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations to offer some insight into six key areas Amy Bahruth discussed Workplace Health & Safety, Joseph Blasi discussed Employee Ownership, Sheri Davis discussed Racial Justice, Janice Fine discussed Labor Standards Enforcement, Rebecca Givan discussed Organizing and Employment Relations, and Yana Rodgers discussed Care Work. The Panel was moderated by LEARN Faculty Coordinator, Todd Vachon. An interview about the panel with Todd can be found on Rutgers Today here

Resources Shared on this Webinar

June 18, 2020 - Preventing Unemployment During COVID-19: Lessons from European “Short-Time” Employment Schemes. This event was organized by the Center for Global Work and Employment in cooperation with LEARN and the Transatlantic Labor Institute. Under the impact of COVID-19, the level of unemployment in the United States has risen to about twice that in Europe, with low-income people, BIPOC communities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and women disproportionately bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s labor market fallout. This webinar explores how European countries have used “short-time” employment schemes to buffer economic displacement by allowing companies to apply for publicly sponsored wage replacement as they reduce employees’ work hours (including to zero). Click here for a video recording of the webinar and links to the PowerPoint presentations.

COVID-19 Weekly Updates: Saving Lives, Protecting Workers
A weekly webinar series co-sponsored by Rutgers LEARN, the NJ Work Environment Council (WEC), and Jersey Renews. Air on Tuesday mornings at 10am.
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