Feudal Future
Feudal Future
Aug 16, 2021
The Crisis on Labor
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On this episode of Feudal Future,  hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Robyn Domber, DCI’s Vice President of Research, Lane Windham,  Associate Director at Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, and Michael Bernick, Director of California's labor department. The panel discusses the root causes of labor shortages and solutions for the future.

Michael S. Bernick practices in the area of employment and labor law. He advises employers on issues related to employer taxes, unemployment insurance and disability insurance. In recent years, he has worked with some of the nation’s major employers, staffing companies and industry associations. Mr. Bernick previously served for nearly five years as director of the California Employment Development Department (EDD), the 10,000-person state department of labor. As EDD director, he oversaw the administration of the state’s employer tax collection system, unemployment insurance system and disability insurance system.

Lane Windham is the Associate Director of Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor and co-director of WILL Empower (Women Innovating Labor Leadership). She is author of Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide (UNC Press, 2017), winner of the 2018 David Montgomery Award.   Windham spent nearly twenty years working in the union movement, including as a union organizer. She earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of Maryland and a B.A. from Duke University.

Robyn Domber is DCI’s Vice President of Research. In this role, she spearheads all of the firm’s primary and secondary research efforts, including surveys, focus groups, data analysis and result compilation. She joined DCI with 15 years of experience in the site selection and economic development consulting field.Development Counsellors International (DCI) is the leader in travel marketing and economic development marketing, increasing visitors and business inquiries for destinations around the globe.

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