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Professional Work in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy
September 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Featuring: Visiting guest speaker: Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield
What happens to black professionals in a new economy where the social contract between organizations and labor is increasingly frayed? In an era of technological advancement, diminishing protections for workers, and growing income inequality, organizations today prioritize shedding labor, cutting costs, and increasing shareholder returns. These changes mean that even in “good jobs,” workers have fewer protections from downsizing or termination, rely heavily on social networks when seeking employment, change jobs more frequently, and experience greater economic uncertainty.
Organized and Sponsored by the Department of Sociology