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During the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009 millions of people lost their jobs and hustled to survive. Since then, the economy has regained more than 8 million jobs. Still wage growth remains low and many simply can’t find a full time work.
On this edition of Making Contact we’ll hear from a panel of labor experts on the state of labor market especially for part-time and low-wage workers. The Panelists include former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, Ann Boger, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy for the Freelancers Union; Tsedeye Gebreselassie, Senior Staff Attorney for the National Employment Law Project; and Rick McGahey, the first voice you’ll hear. He’s a Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Environmental Policy and Sustainability for The New School for Public Engagement. The moderator is David Gray, Senior Fellow at New America NYC.
- Steven Greenhouse, Former labor reporter, The New York Times, Author, Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker
- Ann Boger, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy, the Freelancers Union
- Rick McGahey, Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Environmental Policy and Sustainability, The New School for Public Engagement
- Tsedeye Gebreselassie, Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project
- David Gray, Senior Fellow, New America
- Twitter Accounts:
- New America
- New America NYC
- Freelancers Union
- The New School for Public Engagement
- National Employment Law Project
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: The Legacy of the Great Recession
- NY Times: Recovery Has Created Far More Low-Wage Jobs Than Better-Paid Ones
- National Employment Law Project: The Low Wage Recovery
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Trends in unemployment and other labor market difficulties
- US Government of Accountability Office: The Effect of the 2007-2009 Recession on Older Adults