The Job: Ellen Ruppel Shell with Steven Greenhouse

The current challenges and future possibilities in the evolving world of work.

Over the past 50 years, productivity has grown almost six times faster than wages. The top earners are in the stratosphere compared to their average employee.  At the same time, our identities and sense of purpose often revolve around the work we do.  Boston University journalism professor and longtime correspondent for The Atlantic Ellen Ruppel Shell traveled across the U.S. and spoke with workers of all stripes to learn about the challenges modern employees face. In The Job: Work and Its Future she offers a compelling narrative, revealing startling truths and upending pervasive myths about how best to make work work in a globalized, digital world.

Shell will be joined in conversation by retired New York Times labor journalist Steven Greenhouse, author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker (2008) and the forthcoming Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor (August 2019).











When: Wed., January 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Where: New York Public Library—Mid-Manhattan Library
476 Fifth Ave. (42nd St. Entrance)
212-340-0863
Price: Free
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The current challenges and future possibilities in the evolving world of work.

Over the past 50 years, productivity has grown almost six times faster than wages. The top earners are in the stratosphere compared to their average employee.  At the same time, our identities and sense of purpose often revolve around the work we do.  Boston University journalism professor and longtime correspondent for The Atlantic Ellen Ruppel Shell traveled across the U.S. and spoke with workers of all stripes to learn about the challenges modern employees face. In The Job: Work and Its Future she offers a compelling narrative, revealing startling truths and upending pervasive myths about how best to make work work in a globalized, digital world.

Shell will be joined in conversation by retired New York Times labor journalist Steven Greenhouse, author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker (2008) and the forthcoming Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor (August 2019).

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