Politics at work: How employers are bringing politics into the workplace

Date: April 4, 2018

On Wednesday, April 4 at 12:30 p.m., the Economic Policy Institute and New America will host Alexander Hertel-Fernandez as he presents his new book, Politics at Work: How Companies Turn Their Workers into Lobbyists.

Corporations and the very wealthy have a tight hold on American democracy through the well-known channels of campaign contributions, independent campaign spending, and lobbying. Increasingly, corporations exercise their power in yet another way, by mobilizing their own employees. Between 30 and 40 percent of workers report some kind of effort by their employers to influence their political activities and opinions during the 2016 election cycle.

In an essential new book, Politics at Work: How Companies Turn Their Workers into Lobbyists, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez delves into the phenomenon of employee mobilization, using survey research and interviews to find the scope and scale of efforts to affect the political attitudes and behaviors of workers.

When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. –2:00 p.m.

Who: Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Author of Politics at Work
Thea Lee, Economic Policy Institute
Dorian Warren (Invited), Center for Community Change
Moderated by Mark Schmitt, New America

Where: New America
740 15th St NW #900
Washington, D.C. 20005

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