CUED in the News

CUED’s 2008 research finding rampant wage theft in major U.S. cities is cited in a September 10, 2014, Moyers & Company article.

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a July 28, 2014, Commercial Property Executive article on a planned mixed-use development in the Illinois Medical District.

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a June 15, 2014, Associated Press article on the loss of manufacturing jobs as a contributor to the decline of the middle class.

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a May 19, 2014, Crain’s Chicago Business article on reasons why manufacturers perceive that they face a skill “shortage.”

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a May 7, 2014, Roll Call article on the overstatement of U.S. manufacturing output and productivity gains.

Executive director Howard Wial is interviewed on CCTV America, May 5, 2014, on the state of U.S. manufacturing.

Executive director Howard Wial filed written testimony with the Illinois Senate Executive Committee on SB 68, a bill to raise the Illinois minimum wage.

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in an April 7, 2014, Economist Intelligence Unit report on the requirements for the spread of networked manufacturing.

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a March 21, 2014, Progress Illinois article on a proposed increase in the Illinois minimum wage.

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a January 16, 2014, Medill Reports article on recent trends in first-time unemployment insurance claims.

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a November 18, 2013, Next City article on banking and economic development in Wilmington, Delaware.

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a November 17, 2013, Baltimore Sun article on Maryland’s manufacturing job losses and the need to promote innovation in manufacturing in the state.

Executive director Howard Wial has been appointed to a 12-member University of Virginia national commission of experts on new manufacturing.

News media coverage of CUED’s report: The Illinois Medical District: Its Economic Impact and Workforce

Daily Whale, October 24, 2013

Crain’s Chicago Business, December 27, 2013

Gazette Chicago, December 5, 2013

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in an August 19, 2013, Morris County (NJ) Record article on manufacturers’ difficulties in recruiting and hiring workers.

News media coverage of the CUED-Keystone Research Center briefing paper An Unbalanced Pension Proposal:

State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL), August 14, 2013 .

Progress Illinois, August 16, 2013.

Daily Egyptian (Cairo, IL), August 21, 2013.

News-Gazette (Champaign, IL), August 18, 2013.

Daily Whale, August 27, 2013.

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a June 30, 2013, Chicago Tribune article on smaller manufacturers investing in innovation despite hard economic times.

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a June 29, 2013, Salon.com article on economic development relocation incentives and the high-road approach to manufacturing.

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a June 22, 2013, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on metropolitan benchmarking comparisons.

Executive director Howard Wial is interviewed in a June 17, 2013, Bay Area Registry article on the importance of manufacturing to innovation in Silicon Valley and is quoted in another article in the same publication on trends in Silicon Valley manufacturing.

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.

News media coverage of CUED’s briefing paper Multiplying Jobs: How Manufacturing Contributes to Employment Growth in Chicago and the Nation:

Crain ‘s Chicago Business, May 21, 2013.

UIC News, June 18, 2013 .

Chicago Grid, June 19, 2013.

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. :

Chicago Sun-Times, February 25, 2013

Crain’s Chicago Business, February 25, 2013.

Chicago Business Journal, February 25, 2013.

Crain’s Chicago Business, February 26, 2013.

Illinois Manufacturers Association Executive News & Views Blog, February 28, 2013.

Data Driven City blog, February 28, 2013.

Crain’s Chicago Business, March 4, 2013.

Crain’s Chicago Business, May 20, 2013

Chicago Grid, June 19, 2013

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

Full Report:
Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers

Unregulated Work in Chicago: The Breakdown of Workplace Protections in the Low-Wage Labor Market

WBEZ (4/7/10):
Study: Wage Theft Saps Chicago-Area Workers

Executive director Howard Wial is quoted in a May 7, 2014, Roll Call article on the overstatement of U.S. manufacturing output and productivity gains.