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We stand in solidarity. All are created equal.  It is up to all of us to work together to ensure that everyone may live without fear and work with dignity.

–The MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) and the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan



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October 17, 2020

What Kind of Labor Organization Do U.S. Workers Want?

If U.S. workers could select the characteristics of a labor organization to represent them, what would they choose? A new journal article, written by a team of three researchers that includes MIT Sloan Professor Thomas A. Kochan, sheds light on that question.
October 21, 2020

Managing for Equity: Debunking the Skills Gap Myth

Do employers face a skills gap—with workers lacking the skills employers require—or do workers face an opportunity gap? Please join us on Oct. 21st from 5-6:30 p.m. ET for a virtual panel discussion of this topic with three leaders who are working in different ways to bridge our economy's skills and opportunity gaps.

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