Just Wage Forum: "Wage Enables Asset Building"


Location: Virtual Event

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The Just Wage Forum 2021 is a series of conversations between scholars and practitioners on the Just Wage Framework & Online Tool

  • What makes any given wage just or unjust?
  • What are the rights, responsibilities, and roles of employers, workers, government, unions, community groups, and the public more generally in securing safe, decent-paying jobs and economic opportunities?
  • What are the best ways to tackle the persistence of structural discrimination and increasing economic inequality?

On select Fridays through July 2021, join us for Zoom webinars featuring a diversity of perspectives. 

Criterion 2: Asset Building

A just wage offers disposable income, enabling savings and property ownership; provides benefits in the form of educational enrichment, professional development and skills enhancement; and promotes opportunities for advancement and income growth. Further, a just wage structure facilitates personal and community development.


Clemens Sedmak, Ph.D., Professor of Social Ethics, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame

Randy Kinder '97, M.B.A., President, AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation, Washington, D.C.

Thalia Lankin, J.D., Chief Strategy Officer and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation, Washington, DC

Judy Fox '93 J.D., Clinical Professor of Law & Director, Economic Justice Clinic, University of Notre Dame Law School