Higgins Labor Café


Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

Bring old friends and make new ones at the Labor Cafe, where caffeine combines with conversation to generate community! The Labor Café is where the Notre Dame community gathers for casual yet critical conversation on contemporary issues related to work, opportunity, inequality, and social justice. We provide the caffeine and treats to boost your energy; you bring the questions and concerns to inform the discussions. All people and opinions are welcome.

Topic: Greg, Brittany, and Jamal all walk into a interview: Diversity, the Labor Market, and Pay in the U.S.
​Facilitators: Cindy Lee (Accounting & Poverty Studies '18) & Dan Graff, Director, Higgins Labor Program

Resources to get the conversation started:
"What Shared Prosperity?" David Ruccio's Occasional Links and Commentary, Oct. 31, 2016
"Fake Cover Letters Expose Discrimination Against Disabled," NYT, Nov. 2, 2015
"As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops," NYT, Mar. 18, 2016

"Sisterhood is not enough - why workplace equality needs men too."  NYT, Aug. 13, 2016
"The Gay vs. Straight Pay Gap, Visualized," HowMuch.net, Sep. 28, 2016
"Racial, gender wage gaps persist in U.S. despite some progress," Pew Research Center, Jul. 1, 2016