The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work is hosting its free community “Roberta Gassman Distinguished Lecture” on labor market trends and income inequality on Friday, April 15, at 4:30 pm, in the auditorium of the Fluno Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
The speaker will be nationally-renowned labor scholar Dr. Annette Bernhardt, a visiting professor at the UC Berkeley sociology department and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment/Labor Center at UC Berkeley. Dr. Bernhardt will present evidence that paints a complex picture of where the labor market is headed, its impacts on low-wage workers and needed policy responses.
In her talk, “It’s Not All About Uber: The Jobs, Labor Standards, and Policy Infrastructure We Need For the Future,” Bernhardt will address challenges regarding the organization of work in the United States, particularly in the emerging on-demand economy. Dr. Bernhardt’s research tracking the low-wage recovery and growing income inequality has received widespread media coverage.
The “Roberta Gassman Distinguished Lecture Series” and the “Roberta Gassman School of Social Work Opportunities Fund” were established by the School of Social Work in recognition of Roberta Gassman being awarded the School’s “2010 Distinguished...