March 7, 2012
Kick-Off To Discussion Series On Low-Wage Work
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C., 20036
The Workforce Strategies Initiative at the Aspen Institute kicked off its new discussion series "Reinventing Low-Wage Work: Ideas That Can Work for Employees, Employers and the Economy" with a conversation titled "From Fast Food to Fine Cuisine: A Discussion on Work in the Restaurant Industry." Invited speakers included Congresswoman Donna Edwards; Saru Jayaraman, executive director of Restaurant Opportunities Center United; Andy Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets; and John Schmitt, senior economist for the Center for Economic and Policy Research. A video of the event is available below or after the jump.