Marc Bayard

Bio

Marc Bayard

Marc Bayard is an Associate Fellow and the director of the Institute for Policy Studies’ Black Worker Initiative.  He was the founding Executive Director of the Worker Institute at Cornell University. He is a leading expert on racial equity and organizing strategies with extensive experience in building partnerships between labor, faith groups, and civil rights communities. A frequent speaker and social commentator for a number of institutions and organizations, Marc’s dedication to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide is grounded in his first-hand work and experiences in nearly 50 countries. From 2003 to 2011 he was the Africa Regional Program Director for the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, AFL-CIO, and was recently a fellow with the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University.

Marc holds master’s degrees from Cornell University and Georgetown University and is a highly regarded scholar of labor politics. He is the author of the forthcoming biography Standing Together in Service: William Lucy, Civil Rights and the American Labor Movement (University of Illinois Press).

Latest

When Tipping Doesn’t Make the Difference

Women of color in the restaurant industry find themselves dependent on tips to make up for low wages, which is often not enough to survive on

Tryin’ to Make a Dollar Out of 64 Cents

On Black Women's Pay Equity Day, experts weigh in on stemming the tide of income inequality for African-American women.
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