The Harvard Labor and Worklife Program and the Frances Perkins Center are pleased to co-host a symposium commemorating the birthday and legacy of Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and principal architect of the New Deal’s groundbreaking worker protections.
A distinguished panel of labor experts and new economy thought leaders will discuss how the global economy, technology, and the fissured workplace are eroding the legal regime Frances Perkins designed for 20th century workplaces: minimum wages and overtime pay, the 40-hour work week, unemployment insurance, safety standards, and retirement security. And, in the bold and action-oriented tradition of Frances Perkins, panelists will explore innovative solutions to the immediate challenges facing 21st century workers.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Harvard Law School
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tickets are free, but space is very limited.