Center for American Progress Action

: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Millennials, the Economy, and the Future of Work
Past Event

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Millennials, the Economy, and the Future of Work

Center for American Progress
10:00 - 11:15 AM EDT

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Millennial workers entering the labor market today face far more challenges than their parents and grandparents did. Companies, focused on short-term gains rather than long-term investments, are far less likely to invest in their workers by providing good wages and opportunities to advance. And too often, workers do not have sufficient bargaining power to improve their work conditions.

In his new book, Shaping the Future of Work, Thomas A. Kochan discusses how work in America has changed in recent decades and the reforms necessary to build a new social contract for today’s economy and workforce.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Generation Progress Action for a discussion with Kochan and young leaders in their fields—Wisconsin State Rep. Mandela Barnes and Service Employees International Union Higher Education Director Malini Cadambi Daniel—about how policymakers can improve the lives of Millennials and future generations by rebuilding worker power, encouraging companies to invest in their workers, increasing access to higher education, and more.

Copies of Shaping the Future of Work will be available at the event.

Welcoming remarks:
David Madland, Senior Fellow and Senior Advisor, American Worker Project

Featured author:
Thomas Kochan, Author, Shaping the Future of Work; George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management and Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Relations Co-Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Featured panelists:
Rep. Mandela Barnes (D) , 11th District, Wisconsin State Assembly
Malini Cadambi Daniel, Higher Education Director, Service Employees International Union

Moderated by:
Maggie Thompson, Executive Director, Generation Progress Action