2018-12-09 10:30:002018-12-09 11:30:00America/Detroit"Labor Day in December" with Professor Dan Graff, Notre Dame UniversityOn Sunday, December 9th, Professor Dan Graff, Labor Historian and Director of the Higgins Labor Program at Notre Dame University, will speak about “Envisioning a Just Wage Economy” and share an online tool he is developing to promote wage justice. Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4340 Lincoln Ave, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Daniel Graff, Ph.D. has been the director of the Higgins Labor Program since 2014. Dedicated to encouraging the Notre Dame community to realize the centrality of “the labor question “Who does the work, who gets the fruits, and who makes the rules?—to all human endeavors, Graff has initiated projects like the Labor Cafe, Lunchtime Labor RAPS, HFAN (the Higgins Friends & Alumni Network), and the Just Wage Working Group (with Professor Clemens Sedmak). He also writes and curates original online content, including the Labor Song of the Month, Work of Art/Art of Work, and The Labor Question Today blog.
“Here in the US, far too many people struggle with making ends meet on a weekly basis. Living hand to mouth, too many households must rely on multiple wage earners (sometimes working multiple jobs), and even those who do get by are only one work accident, job loss or family illness removed from disaster. In short, too many people are increasingly compelled to participate in what we might call a just hopeand pray economy, where they literally must hope and pray that they and their loved ones will avoid a variety of worst-case scenarios each day.” Professor Dan Graff