Wasserstein Hall, Milstein 2036 East C, Harvard Law School
Held by Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, Harvard Law School
This event will be the first of a series of events focusing on equity and inclusion in the sharing economy and the modern, technology-based economy more broadly. This first event will focus on barriers to participation and will include representatives from major sharing economy businesses, such as Lyft and Airbnb, as well as academics, activists and students. Sharon Block, LWP Executive Director will participate on a panel.
An invitation-only group of labor law professors, union leaders, worker advocates, public officials, and others convened at Harvard Law School to explore whether experiments at the state and local level could expand collective bargaining and workers’ collective action. The Economic Policy Institute and Harvard Law and Policy Review (HLPR) were LWP’s partners for this event.... Read more about Labor Law Reform Symposium
Economics of Science and Engineering Workshop Given by: Richard Freeman (Harvard University and NBER), Jorn Boenke (Labor & Worklife Program, Harvard Law School), and Maggie Cheng (Stanford University)
Cell phones are a product with continual innovation that have impacted lives around the world. American adults spend 2 hours 51 minutes on their smartphone every day. This paper analyzes the changing attributes of cell Phones in the two largest economies in the world, USA and China. It uses hedonic price regressions to assess the speed of innovative change from data on prices matched with the attributes of new and older models. It assesses the impact of innovations on cell phones on consumer well-being and assesses the seeming inconsistency between micro data on products with improved technological features and macro data that show sluggish growth of GDP per capita in the US.
With partners at the National Employment Law Project and the support of the Ford Foundation and LIFT Fund, LWP is hosting a roundtable of worker center leaders, lawyers, and organizers to discuss the role of worker centers in their communities. (By invitation only)... Read more about Worker Center Strategy Session
LWP hosted attorneys from 11 states to discuss best practices and strategies for administering worker protection statutes. Topics discussed included coordination with state labor agencies, efficient case development, methods for assessment of multi-state litigation opportunities and...
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall Harvard Law School 1515 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Larry Beeferman, Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project, LWP Brent Booker, Secretary Treasurer, North America's Building Trades Unions Donald Cohen, Executive Director, In the Public Interest Kevin DeGood, Director, Infrastructure Policy, Center for American Progress