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News from EPI Media Advisory: Reps. Conyers and Wilson to Hear From Experts on Full Employment

Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL) are gathering experts for a discussion on the need for full employment.  High rates of unemployment and under employment are damaging to American households. It does not have to be this way; government policies can create full employment. One solution, proposed by Rep. Conyers, is H.R. 1000, the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act.

WHAT: Panel discussion on Full Employment: Employment as a Human Right

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2:00-3:00pm

WHERE: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building

WHO: Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and

Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL)

Panelists: Lawrence Mishel, President of Economic Policy Institute

Dean Baker, Co-Director and Co-Founder of Center for Economic and Policy Research

John Cavanagh, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies

Phil Harvey, Professor of Law and Economics at Rutgers University

Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff at AFL-CIO

Moderated by: Christina Bellantoni Editor-in-Chief, Roll Call

Read more from the Economic Policy Institute on full employment:

From Free-Fall to Stagnation: Extraordinary Policy Measures Are Still Needed

Taking ‘Middle-Out Economics’ Seriously in Fiscal Debates

The event will be live streamed: