Monthly Archives: May 2014

Nancy Folbre recognized by National Employment Law Project

Professor emerita Nancy Folbre received the Beth Shulman Award from the National Employment Law Project in recognition of her scholarship and leadership promoting employment issues of special concern to low-wage and women workers. Named for a champion of low-wage worker rights and former board president of the National Employment Law Project who passed away suddenly several years ago, the Beth Shulman Award was presented to Folbre on April 30th in Washington, D.C.

Gerald Friedman panelist on health care summit

Professor Gerald Friedman was a panelist at the May 21st summit hosted by Senator Bernie Sanders.   Titled “Single Payer: Where Do We Go from Here?”  the summit discussed the transition to a health care system offering universal access.  Held in Washington, D.C., other  panelists included: Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen, Washington, District of Columbia; Dr. Margaret Flowers,, Baltimore, Maryland; Dr. Andrew Coates, President, Physicians for a National Health Program, Albany, New York; and Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy, National Nurses United, Oakland, California.