Award-winning New York Times writer and labor journalist Steven Greenhouse is visiting FIU to discuss his new book, “Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor”:
Despite the strong economy, things remain very tough for many American workers, especially young workers — wages have been largely stagnant for years, and the U.S. is the only industrial nation that doesn’t guarantee all workers basic protections like paid parental leave and paid vacation. This stems from the fact that unions and worker power are so weak in America, but there are some promising signs of workers fighting back — ranging from the Fight for $15 to the #RedforEd teachers’ strikes.
All are invited to join! The event will be held on February 13th from 5-8 pm in MANGO 221. Please RSVP by Feb. 10th.