September 13, 2018

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Hosts:
The Century Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative and the Economic Policy Institute

Location:
The United States Navy Memorial
Naval Heritage Center, Burke Theatre
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

What would it take to build a high wage America? The Century Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative and the Economic Policy Institute held a summit focused on how to raise wages for American workers and revitalize communities in our nation’s industrial heartland. Vice President Biden and Senator Gillibrand were joined by experts, policymakers, business owners, and advocates from across the country. Leaders reported back on lessons learned from The Century Foundation's yearlong “High Wage America” tour through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois, and presented concrete policies that federal lawmakers can use to raise wages, help revitalize manufacturing, and strengthen local communities in the Midwest and beyond. The Economic Policy Institute also released new research on U.S. wage trends at the event.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Eileen Appelbaum, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Presentation
  • Josh Bivens, Director of Research, Economic Policy Institute,
  • Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director, Keystone Research,
  • Adriana Kugler, Professor, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Thea Mei Lee, President, Economic Policy Institute,
  • Sanjukta Paul, Assistant Professor of Law, Wayne State University,
  • David Robinson, Director of Communications and Organizing, Manufacturing Renaissance
  • William E. Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO, Professor, Department of Economics, Howard University,
  • Andrew Stettner, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation,
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers,
  • David Wilhelm, Partner and CSO, Hecate Energy, LLC