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From Fast Food to Fine Cuisine: A Discussion on Work in the Restaurant Industry

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About this Event

On March 7th 2012, the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative hosted a conversation on “From Fast Food to Fine Cuisine: A Discussion on Work in the Restaurant Industry.” This is the first conversation in a roundtable series in 2012 titled “Reinventing Low-Wage Work: Ideas That Can Work for Employees, Employers and the Economy.”

Low-wage jobs are a growing part of the U.S. economy, and AspenWSI is excited to bring a conversation about the nature of this work, the challenges it presents to workers, businesses and the economy, and the opportunities we have for addressing these challenges to the Aspen Institute at a time when jobs and the economy are such critical topics for our country.


Featured speakers

Congresswoman Donna Edwards

Helen Neuborne
Senior Program Office, Ford Foundation

John Schmitt
Senior Economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Andy Shallal
Restaurateur and Owner, Busboys and Poets

Saru Jayaraman
Executive Director, ROC-United



Peter Edelman
Professor of Law, Georgetown University


This event is part of the Reinventing Low Wage Work series.


Event information
Wed Mar 7, 2012
12:00pm - 1:30pm GMT+0000
Washington, DC, United States