March 20, 2017

06:00:00 PM

Location:
2237 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Congressman John Conyers Jr., Co-Chair of the Congressional Full Employment Caucus, invites you to a briefing with leading economic experts to discuss how progressive advocates for jobs and wages should approach the issue during the Trump administration. Experts will review the basics of full employment, how it is achieved, why it is important for wage growth, benefits, unionization rates, and society at large.  They will review the Federal Reserve System's legal requirement to seek "maximum employment" as well as fiscal policies that can ensure full employment. Other topics will include:  addressing the racial gap in unemployment rates and wages, proven strategies to increase our manufacturing sector, and much more. There will be a question and answer period following the discussion.


Panelists:

  • Heather Boushey, Executive Director of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and top economic advisor to Hillary Clinton


  • Hilary Shelton, Director, NAACP Washington Bureau


  • William Spriggs, Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO


  • Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research


  • Elise Gould, Senior Economist at the Economic Policy Institute


  • Josh Bivens, Director of Research at the Economic Policy Institute