Just Wage Presentations

Learn more about the JWGG's public presentations. 

2019 Democracy and Inequality in the Americas (University of Notre Dame) 
2019 Harvard Business School Gender & Work Symposium (Cambridge, MA)
2019 OPTION FOR THE POOR: Engaging the Social Tradition (University of Notre Dame) 
2019 Catholic Social Teaching and the Dignity of Labor (Chicago, IL)
2019 Notre Dame Ethics Week: Economic Inequality: on Campuses, in Communities and at Companies (University of Notre Dame) 
2018 Labor Day in December (Berrien, MI)
2018 CSC Research Seminar (University of Notre Dame) 
2018 Just Wage Symposium (Washington, DC)
2017 Just Wage Working Group Inaugural Research Workshop (University of Notre Dame)

 

 

 

Democracy and Inequality in the Americas

Monday-Tuesday, April 8-9, 2019
University of Notre Dame 

A conference co-sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Initiative for Global Development  

Profit Splitting, Power Sharing, and Policy Setting: Organized Labor, the Forgotten Fight Against ‘Excess Profits,’ and Economic Amnesia in the Contemporary USA (Apr. 8)
Dan Graff 
Director, Higgins Labor Program at the Center for Social Concerns, and Professor of the Practice, History  

Engaging Academics, Students, Practitioners, and Community Partners for Social Change (Apr. 9) 
Connie Mick 
Director, Academic Affairs; Co-Director, Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

 

 

Harvard Business School Gender & Work Symposium 

Wednesday-Thursday, April 3-4, 2019
Harvard University 
Cambridge, MA 

 

The Preferential Option and the Movement for Equal Pay
Charlice Hurst
Assistant Professor, Management & Organization

 

 

OPTION FOR THE POOR: Engaging the Social Tradition

Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23, 2019
Unversity of Notre Dame

2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference

Plenary Panel: “Defining a Just Wage" (Mar. 22)

  • Dan Graff, “Introducing the Higgins Labor Program's Just Wage Framework and Tool”
  • Charlice Hurst, “The Equal Pay Movement: Are We Prioritizing the Poor?”
  • Eve Kelly, “Martha Don’t You Moan: The Emotional Labor of Women in the Service Sector”
  • Clemens Sedmak, “Excessive Wages”

 


 

Catholic Social Teaching and the Dignity of Labor

Thursday, February 21, 2019
St. Clement Catholic Church
Chicago, IL

2019 Clement Speaker Series

Catholic Social Teaching and the Dignity of Labor
Dan Graff
Director, Higgins Labor Program at the Center for Social Concerns, and Professor of the Practice, History

Members of ARISE Chicago, an interfaith coalition advocating for worker rights, in particular vulnerable and low-wage workers
 

 

 

Notre Dame Ethics Week 2019: Economic Inequality: on Campuses, in Communities and at Companies

Tuesday-Friday, February 12-15, 2019
Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, Mendoza College of Business
University of Notre Dame

Introducing a Just Wage Framework and Tool Rooted in the Catholic Social Tradition (Feb. 14) [watch video]
Dan Graff
Director, Higgins Labor Program at the Center for Social Concerns, and Professor of the Practice, History
Charlice Hurst 
Assistant Professor, Management & Organization
 

 

 

Labor Day in December 

Sunday, December 9, 2018
Berrien, MI

Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Envisioning a Just Wage Economy
Dan Graff

Director, Higgins Labor Program at the Center for Social Concerns, and Professor of the Practice, History

 

 

CSC Research Seminar

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Geddes Coffee House 
University of Notre Dame

Introducing a Just Wage Framework and Tool Rooted in the Catholic Social Tradition

 

 

Just Wage Symposium

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Notre Dame Washington Program Facility
​1608 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, DC  20036

In addition to the unveiling of our Just Wage Framework and Tool (by Professors Graff and Hurst), the event featured remarks by four experts speaking from differing perches on the just wage question: 

Dan Graff
Director, Higgins Labor Program at the Center for Social Concerns, and Professor of the Practice, History
Charlice Hurst 
Assistant Professor, Management & Organization


Congressman Brendan Boyle
Pennsylvania’s 13th District


Sr. Quincy Howard, O.P.
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice


Ms. Maria Elena Durazo
Vice President, UNITE HERE


Rev. Kevin Sandberg, C.S.C.
Executive Director, Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame

 

 

 

 

Just Wage Working Group Inaugural Research Workshop  

Friday, March 31, 2017
Geddes Hall Coffee House 
University of Notre Dame 


Unless otherwise noted, individuals are affiliated with the University of Notre Dame. 

8:30 a.m. 
Welcome and Introduction 
Director, Higgins Labor Program, and Professor of the Practice, Department of History
 
8:45 a.m.
“Decent Life and the Means to Cultivate it Worthily”: Reflections on Catholic Social Tradition
Sofia Carozza
Undergraduate student (Neuroscience & Theology '19) and officer, ND Students for Worker Justice
Visiting Professor of Catholic Social Tradition and Community Engagement, Center for Social Concerns and Keough School of Global Affairs
1st Response
Leadership Rotation Program, University of Notre Dame
Discussion
 
9:30 a.m.
Worker Centers, Low-Wage Workers, and “Scaling Up” Just Workplace Standards
Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Michigan
1st Response
Clinical Professor of Law
Discussion
 
10:15 a.m.

BREAK

 
10:30 a.m.
Immigration, Outsourcing, and Unjust Wages: How Wage Injustice Interrupts Solidarity
Assistant Professor of Theology, Loyola University Chicago
1st Response

Associate Professor of Sociology
Discussion

 
11:15 a.m.
Labor Unions, Wages, and the Fight for Dignity at Work
Stuart Mora
President, Indiana Chapter of UNITE HERE Local 23
1st Response 
Assistant Professor of Management
Discussion
 
Noon

BREAK

 
12:15 p.m.
Just Wage(s)? Economic Amnesia and the Importance of History
Director, Higgins Labor Program, and Professor of the Practice, Department of History
1st Response
Katie Luotto
Undergraduate student (History ‘17) and officer, Student Worker Participation Committee

Discussion

 
12:50 p.m.

LUNCH
Benediction

Christine Cervenak
Associate Director, Center for Civil and Human Rights

Plenary
Facilitated by Clemens Sedmak, Visiting Professor of Catholic Social Tradition and Community Engagement, Center for Social Concerns and Keough School of Global Affairs

 

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Upcoming Events

April 2021

22
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Application Deadline | McNeill Leadership Fellows Program
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

May 2021

07
CST Research Seminar
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 9:45am
07
Labor Café | The Paid Leave Priority
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
21
Just Wage Forum 2021 | Just Wage is Not Excessive (Virtual)
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 1:00pm to Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 12:45pm

June 2021

July 2021

23
Just Wage Forum 2021 | Series Conclusion (Virtual)
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

September 2021