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April 29, 2010

Sociologist Jake Rosenfeld examines workplace pay in ‘Starbucks, Boeing and You’ May 6

Why do workers get paid what they do? Over the past few decades, U.S. companies have dramatically altered the way they allocate wages and salaries to their employees. Jake Roseneld, assistant professor of sociology, will address such questions in an installment of Business Without Borders, the UW Sociology Lecture Series for 2010.

Rosenfeld’s talk is titled Starbucks, Boeing, and You: Wage and Salary Determination in Our Deregulated and Disorganized Age, and he will give it at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the UW Club Lecture Room. The lecture is free.

Rosenfeld will examine how recent changes in workplace pay policies related to a broader institutional restructuring of the U.S. economy, and how this new economic order affects inequality among American workers.

Registration is requested at www.soc.washington.edu/RSVP using the word “wages.” For more information, call 205-543-1665 or visit online at www.soc.washington.edu.