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In the Workplace: November 1, 2018

Hosts Peter Cappelli and Dan O’Meara are joined by Saru Jayaraman (Co-Founder & President; Director, Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley, Restaurant Opportunities Center United), Alex Rosenblat (Technology Ethnographer, Researcher, Author, Data & Society Research Institute), and David Deming (Professor, Harvard University) on the Thursday, November 1, 2018 edition of In the Workplace.

Air Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

David Deming

Air Time: 5:30 pm
Featuring: David Deming

Saru Jayaraman

Air Time: 6:30 pm
Featuring: Saru Jayaraman

Alex Rosenblat

Air Time: 5:00 pm
Featuring: Alex Rosenblat

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Saru Jayaraman

Co-Founder & President; Director, Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley, Restaurant Opportunities Center United

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Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder and President of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded ROC, which now has more than 30,000 worker members, 500 employer partners, and 23,000 consumer members in a dozen states nationwide. The story of Saru and her co-founder’s work founding ROC has been chronicled in the book The Accidental American.

Saru is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She was profiled in the New York Times “Public Lives” section in 2005, named one of Crain’s “40 Under 40” in 2008, was 1010 Wins’ “Newsmaker of the Year” and New York Magazine’s “Influentials” of New York City. She was listed in CNN’s “Top10 Visionary Women” and recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2014, and a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award in 2015. Saru authored Behind the Kitchen Door (Cornell University Press, 2013), a national bestseller, and has appeared on CNN with Soledad O’Brien, Bill Moyers Journal on PBS, Melissa Harris Perry and UP with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, the Today Show, and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. In January 2018, she attended the Golden Globes as the guest of actor Amy Poehler, where she brought widespread attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the restaurant industry. Saru was one of eight women activists who attended the Globes as part of the #TimesUp initiative. Her most recent book is Forked: A New Standard for American Dining (Oxford University Press, 2016).

 

Twitter- @sarujayaraman

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Forked-New-Standard-American-Dining/dp/0199380473
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Alex Rosenblat

Technology Ethnographer, Researcher, Author, Data & Society Research Institute

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Alex Rosenblat is a technology ethnographer. A researcher at the Data & Society Research Institute, and author of the new book, Uberland: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Rules of Work (University of California Press.) She holds an MA in sociology from Queen’s University and a BA in history from McGill University. Rosenblat’s writing has appeared in media outlets such as the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, the Atlantic, Slate, and Fast Company. Her research has received attention worldwide and has been covered in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, MIT Technology Review, WIRED, New Scientist, and the Guardian. Many scholarly and professional publications have also published her prizewinning work, including the International Journal of Communications and the Columbia Law Review.

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David Deming

Professor, Harvard University

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David Deming is a Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Director of the Harvard Inequality and Social Policy Program, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses broadly on the economics of skill development, education and labor markets. He is currently serving as a coeditor at the AEJ: Applied, and is a Principal Investigator (along with Raj Chetty and John Friedman) at the CLIMB Initiative. He recently won the David N. Kershaw Prize, which is awarded biannually to scholars who have made distinguished contributions to the field of public policy and management under the age of 40.

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