Sat, 19 January 2019
Heidi Shierholz leads EPI’s policy team, which monitors wage and employment policies coming out of Congress and the administration and advances a worker-first policy agenda. Throughout her career, Shierholz has educated policymakers, journalists, and the public about the effects of economic policies on low- and middle-income families. Her research and insights on labor and employment policy, the effects of automation on the labor market, wage stagnation, inequality, and many other topics routinely shape policy proposals and inform economic news coverage. Her work has been cited in many broadcast, radio, print, and online news outlets, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and HuffPost.
Former Director of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), widely recognized as Canada’s leading progressive think tank, started a yearlong Fellowship funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. His work will focus on public disasters and associated regulatory failure. Specifically, he will further his study of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster of July 6, 2013. Along with teaching and research, it is anticipated that HRREC will host a photographic exhibition in fall 2016 inspired by this event. This initiative resulted from a partnership between the Common Law and Droit Civil Sections at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and HRREC.