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Purser Discusses the Impact of Short-Duration Strikes in Bloomberg Law Article
“They capture the attention of management in a much more dramatic way than other forms of action and negotiation,” says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. “They’re showing the capacity for the workers to take collective action.”
See related: Labor, United States
Benanav Discusses Latest Tech Company Layoffs in TIME Article
“When interest rates were very low, companies basically had endless money—and investors were telling them to focus on growth, not profitability,” says Aaron Benanav, assistant professor of sociology. “But because interest rates are rising, there’s a shift from big investors to say, ‘No, now you really have to focus on profitability.’ And the big way to do that is through cuts.”
See related: Autonomous Systems, Economic Policy, Labor, United States
Purser Weighs in on New York’s Minimum Wage Increase in WAER Article
"Because what we have been experiencing in recent years has been really historic levels of in terms of increase of the cost of living," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. "And so this increased minimum wage doesn't reflect what we have all been experiencing, which is the rising cost of living."
See related: Income, Labor, New York State
Purser Talks to ABC News About the Nurse Strike in New York City
"Nurses are really bargaining for the collective good. They are putting, first and foremost, patients' safety above all else and that was the breaking point—they've been working under less-than-ideal conditions that jeopardized the safety of patients," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology.
See related: Health Policy, Labor, New York City
Lovely Speaks with The New York Times About US Manufacturing Jobs
Professor Emerita of Economics Mary Lovely was quoted in the New York Times article, "Factory Jobs Are Booming Like It’s the 1970s."
See related: China, COVID-19, Labor, United States
Mitra Piece on India’s Export-Oriented Manufacturing Model Published in Ideas for India
"Has the export-oriented manufacturing model reached its sell-by date for India?," authored by Professor Devashish Mitra, was published in Ideas for India.
See related: Economic Policy, India, Labor
Hamersma, Purser Quoted in ProPublica Article on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Temp Workers
Maxwell professors Sarah Hamersma and Gretchen Purser were interviewed for the ProPublica article, "A Tax Credit Was Meant to Help Marginalized Workers Get Permanent Jobs. Instead It’s Subsidizing Temp Work."
See related: Labor, Taxation, United States
Monarch Weighs in on the Future of China’s Global Manufacturing Dominance
Ryan Monarch, assistant professor of economics, was quoted in the International Business Times article, "COVID And The Russian-Ukraine War Could End China's Manufacturing Dominance."
Mitra Speaks with Bloomberg on Unemployment, Protests in India
Purser Quoted in Syracuse.com Article on Amazon Warehouses, Labor Woes
Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology, was quoted in the Syracuse.com article, "Amazon overbuilt warehouses and faces labor woes. But at new site in Clay, it’s prime time."
See related: Labor, State & Local, United States