Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a May 31, 2013, Chicago Tribune article on the strengths and limitations of federal initiatives to support manufacturing.
Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a May 21, 2013, Crain's Chicago Business article on CUED's briefing paper Multiplying Jobs: How Manufacturing Contributes to Employment Growth in Chicago and the Nation.
Executive director Howard Wial's research on advanced manufacturing is cited in an April 22, 2013, In These Times article on the prospects for a renaissance of U.S. manufacturing. Wial calls for intensive public and private research and development, better education, and inclusion of workers in decision-making.
Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in an April 15, 2013, Crain's Chicago Business article on why women's share of employment is rising in food manufacturing but not in other manufacturing industries.
Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a March 9, 2013 Cleveland Plain Dealer article on the need for supportive public policy to spur the return of manufacturing jobs to the United States.
Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a March/April 2013, Washington Monthly article on state and local centers to promote innovation in manufacturing.
News media coverage of CUED's briefing paper Locating Chicago Manufacturing: The Geography of Production in Metropolitan Chicago. :
Executive director Howard Wial's commentary on "Chicago's Promise as a Manufacturing Policy Leader" appears in the the Brookings Institution's UpFront blog, February 26, 2013.
Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a February 25, 2013, article in The Nation on the potential impact of two-tier union wage contracts.
Executive Director Howard Wial is quoted in a December 13, 2012, Wall Street Journal article on the undesirability of state and local financial incentives for financial services firms to relocate.
Faculty affiliate Nik Theodore is quoted in a November 26, 2012 , New York Times article on his study "Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work” , which reports on the low wages and unregulated working conditions of domestic workers.
Executive Director Howard Wial is quoted in a November 20, 2012, New York Times Magazine article on on the discrepancy between falling factory wages and the rising need for skilled factory workers.
Executive Director Howard Wial's commentary on U.S. manufacturing policy appears in The Financialist online on November 15, 2012.
Executive Director Howard Wial is quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times article on industries that are likely to grow in the Chicago metropolitan area in 2013.
Executive Director Howard Wial is quoted in an October 3, 2012, Chicago Tribune article on the possibility that wages for manufacturing jobs in the U.S. will continue to fall. The article has also run in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Huffington Post and Business Insider.
Executive Director Howard Wial is quoted in a September 2, 2012, Baltimore Sun article on the severity of job losses in manufacturing.
UIC News profile of CUED Executive Director Howard Wial
Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers:
Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America's Cities
Crain's Chicago Business interview with Nik Theodore (12/13/10):
Crain's Feature: Wage Theft
NYT Editorial (4/8/10):
The Labor Department Wakes Up
NYT Article (9/1/09):
Low-Wage Workers Are Often Cheated, Study Says
NYT Editorial (9/2/09):
Workers in America, Cheated
The Nation (9/4/09):
Working Without Laws
Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers
Unregulated Work in Chicago: The Breakdown of Workplace Protections in the Low-Wage Labor Market
Study: Wage Theft Saps Chicago-Area Workers