Just Wage Working Group

Just Wage Working Group: A Research Project of the Higgins Labor Program

Established in 2016, Just Wage Working Group (JWWG) brings together Notre Dame scholars, staff, and students to pursue the fundamental question of “the just wage” from a variety of disciplinary and practitioner perspectives. The JWWG’s explorations are animated by a foundational question rooted in the Catholic social tradition (CST): On what grounds can any wage be called just or unjust?

By foregrounding CST as a lens by which to view the just wage question—alongside and in conversation with historical, sociological, legal, economic, and other normative approaches—the JWWG offers a unique opportunity to foster dialogue not only between academic disciplines but also among professors, policymakers, and practitioners alike.

Our initial main focus has been the creation of an online Just Wage Framework and Tool for public use.

For the Just Wage Working Group roster and list of presentations we've made, see the links to the left. If you're interested in hosting a presentation by our group, contact Dan Graff.

 

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Upcoming Events

January 2022

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Circles at the Snite
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Labor Café Goes Zoom!
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Virtues and Vocations presents Mary Gentile: Giving Voice to Values
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

February 2022

01
Application Close | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
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Signs of the Times Series | Education
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Proposal Deadline | Community Impact Grants
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 4:30pm
18
Junior Parents Weekend Open House
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

March 2022

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Catholic Social Tradition Minor Open House & Info Session
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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