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The State of the American Worker, Labor Day 2021

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Robert Bruno - School of Labor & Employment Relations, professor and director of Labor Education Program

Bob Bruno, Director of the Labor Education Program and Professor at the University of Illinois, discusses the positive and negative impacts of Covid on American workers, the state of unions, a possible resurgence of domestic manufacturing, globalization’s role in the labor market, and much more.

Robin A. Johnson is a governmental relations, public policy and political consultant. He is an expert on government reform issues and has consulted with numerous local governments on consolidation/merger, public-private partnerships and full-cost accounting of public services. Robin has also helped candidates win elections for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, state legislature, judiciary and local government. Robin served as a consultant to the Office of Statewide Performance Review in the Illinois Governor’s Office and is former director of the Illinois Center for Competitive Government, a partnership between the Illinois Comptroller’s Office and the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. Prior to that, he was Director of the Local Government Affairs Division of the Illinois Comptroller’s Office. Robin served on the Board of Directors of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) in 1999-2000.