Labor Café

Labor Curious? Visit the Labor Café, where ND talks work!

The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers, and workplaces. What rights and protections should those who work for others have? What's the proper role for government in the economy? How should we address enduring problems of inequality, poverty, and lack of opportunity? And what does Catholic Social Teaching have to say about these labor questions? Participants choose the concrete topics, all people are welcome, and all opinions are entertained.

In the spring semester 2022, we'll convene on select Fridays at 5 pm (location to be determined by COVID-19 and the university's policies and procedures at any given time). See below for details on specific convenings.


Next up: Friday, January 28 2022, 5:00–6:00 p.m., via Zoom

Topic: Baristas of the Nation, Unite! The Prospects for Unionization at Starbucks (and elsewhere)

Facilitator: Dan Graff (Director, Higgins Labor Program)
Resources to Get the Conversations Started [some sources may require a subscription or access via the Hesburgh Library website for Notre Dame community members]: 


Event Date
Labor Café Goes Zoom! 01/28/2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Upcoming Events

January 2022

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

February 2022

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

March 2022

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