Virtual Events



How Employer Practices and Worker Power Shape Labor Market Outcomes

Thursday, October 15, 2020 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Join WorkRise for the third installment in a week-long online forum exploring bold new ideas for transforming the low-wage labor market.

Employer policies and practices, such as pay, benefits, hiring, training, promotion, and scheduling, shape both the daily realities and long-term outcomes for workers—including an increasing number of workers in alternative work arrangements, such as gig or contract work. How do these practices intersect with worker power and advocacy? Our panel will discuss how workplace structures and dynamics can facilitate or limit opportunity.


  • Elisabeth Jacobs, Interim Executive Director, WorkRise; Senior Fellow, Urban Institute @jacobselisabeth


  • Beth F. Cobert, Chief Operating Officer, Markle Foundation; Chief Executive Officer, Skillful @bfcobert
  • Lorelei Salas, Commissioner, Department of Consumer Affairs, City of New York @LoreleiNYCDCA
  • Palak Shah, Founding Director of NDWA Labs and Social Innovations Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance @palaknshah
  • David Weil, Dean and Professor, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University @profsheena
  • Ritse Erumi, Technology Fellow, Future of Work(ers), Ford Foundation (moderator) @FordFoundation


Join the conversation using #WorkRise.

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