July 18, 2017

04:00:00 PM - 05:30:00 PM

Host:
Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor

Location:
640 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Room C228
Washington, D.C. 20001

Join us for a luncheon discussion of a groundbreaking report from the American Federation of Teachers. The Big Squeeze reveals that workers stand to gain billions if pensions funds slash fees paid to Wall Street fund managers who invest in risky assets like hedge funds and private equity. The report quantifies the massive wealth transfer from workers to Wall Street that has endangered Americans' retirement security and crushed state budgets — and proposes steps that unions, pension funds, and legislators can take to reverse the trend.


Speakers

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers.
Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Elizabeth Parisian, Assistant Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives at AFT.
Maurice BP-Weeks, Co-Director of the Action Center on Race and the Economy.

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