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April 24, 2014 at 10:11 AM

UW event will take deeper look at inequality

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington will host an event Friday that will take an in-depth look at rising inequality. It is aimed at connecting major scholars with activists, but promises to offer plenty of perspective for the general public.

Professor George Lovell said, “We aim to take a step back from particular policy controversies to consider the underlying causes of the ongoing crisis of inequality and to develop a better understanding of how local struggles over things like the minimum wage, Boeing, and health equity might connect to broader efforts to address those underlying causes.”

Among the presenters and speakers: Teresa  Mosqueda, government  affairs  director of the Washington  State Labor  Council  AFL-CIO; David  Rolf, president of  Service Employees International Union Local 775; Kim Voss, sociology professor at the University of California at Berkeley; Rebecca Smith, deputy director of the National Employment Law Center; Daniyal  Zuberi, associate professor of social policy at the University of Toronto, and David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author.

The event, which is open to the public, runs tomorrow, Friday, from 1:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. in the HUB Building at UW. You can find a schedule for the specific sessions here.

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