Campus Activity: Renowned Sociologist Ruth Milkman to Speak on Immigration and Labor Market


February 6, 2017    
6:00 pm-7:30 pm



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The Department of Public Policy and Administration invites you to a special evening in honor of our late friend and colleague, Dr. Robert Bailey.

Robert Bailey was an associate professor in Rutgers–Camden’s Department of Public Policy and Administration. The Bailey Lecture was established in recognition of the contributions that he made to Rutgers–Camden students, his colleagues, the campus, and Rutgers University. His book, Gay Politics/Urban Politics (Columbia University Press), made a major contribution to the understanding of the rise and growing significance of gay and lesbian urban movements and their impact on the culture and politics of U.S. cities.

Rutgers University–Camden will host Ruth Milkman, an internationally renowned sociologist of labor and labor movements, for a free, public lecture on immigration and the precarious existence of the labor market in the 21st century in the United States presented by Rutgers-Camden’s Department of Public Policy and Administration. 

Milkman, a distinguished professor of sociology at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, as well as research director of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, will explain how there are 25 million immigrants in the U.S. workforce, comprising 16.5 percent of all workers.

According to Milkman, about a third of these workers are undocumented migrants from Mexico, Central America, Asia, and Africa, are employed in low-wage, precarious jobs at the bottom of the labor market, and are vulnerable to wage theft and other violations of labor and employment law.


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