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).
After a failed union vote in Canton, Mississippi, Bayard talks about what went wrong and what can be done to move the labor movement forward.
Workers in a Nissan Auto plant are close to winning one of the largest successes for labor in decades.
The Institute for Policy Studies held its 3rd State of Black Workers in America Conference at historic Howard University.
Day-long conference to feature panels discussing most innovative organizing led by Black workers in the U.S. in the Trump era
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IPS’ new project explores how the economic security of women and families should influence Detroit’s economic development plans
The Institute for Policy Studies hosts "The Emerging Racial Justice Agenda," a brown bag honoring the just-released policy agenda of the Movement for Black Lives.
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Eight bold solutions, rooted in social movements, that can break through our broken political system.
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“The crosshairs trained on our children are now turned on us when we stand up to call out injustice in our criminal justice system.”
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The potential for black workers to rejuvenate the U.S. labor movement and transform it into the ultimate working class and civil rights vehicle is enormous.
The Black Worker Initiative, along with the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, the Discount Foundation, and Neighborhood Funders Group, hosted the State of Black Workers in America conference at Columbia University.
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