Just Wage Working Group

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

The Just Wage Working Group (JWWG) brings together Notre Dame faculty, 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.

Subscribe to the Higgins Labor Program's occasional e-newsletter here, which will include updates on the Just Wage Framework and Tool.


Just Wage Symposium

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Notre Dame Washington Program Facility

​1608 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, DC  20036


We invite you to join us for a Just Wage Symposium in Washington, DC. 

In addition to the unveiling of our Just Wage Framework and Tool, the event will feature 
remarks by five experts speaking from differing perches on the just wage question: 

Richard Trumka
President, AFL-CIO
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
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
6:00 p.m. Formal Program
7:15 p.m. Hors D'oeuvres

All are welcome. RSVP's encouraged but not required.






Event Date
Research Seminar: Introducing a Just Wage Framework and Tool 09/11/2018 - 8:30am to 9:30am