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Thomas Kochan

Thomas Kochan

Thomas Kochan is currently Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management and teaches and studies Work and Employment Relations at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For the past 40 years I have applied my research by working intensively with leaders in business, labor, and government to update labor and employment policies and practices to catch up with changes in the workforce and the economy. I just published Shaping the Future of Work (Business Educators Press, 2016) that focuses on what workers, employers, government, and educators can do to meet the needs and aspirations of the "Next Generation" workforce.

I also teach a MIT "MOOC" on line course that addresses these issues. Information about the course can be found at: https://www.edx.org/course/american-dream-next-generation-mitx-15-662x#.VNuR5bDF9IU

Here's how workers would spend the corporate tax cut – if they had a voice

Jan 30, 2018 12:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Over 200 CEOs have said they will raise wages or give bonuses as a result of the large corporate income tax cut passed late last year by Congress. Some view their plans as simply a public relations move, others as a...

US Election Series

Election rage shows why America needs a new social contract to ensure the economy works for all

Nov 17, 2016 23:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The recent U.S. election exposed two major intersecting fault lines in America that, if left unchecked, could soon produce an era of social and economic upheaval unlike any in our history. First, it revealed deep...

It's time we reinvented labor for the 21st century

Sep 03, 2016 10:01 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

On Labor Day, politicians have traditionally paid lip service to the plight of the worker, whom the national holiday is meant to honor. With working-class struggles taking center stage in this years election, we will...

How to transform workers' campaign rage into better jobs and wages

Mar 25, 2016 02:12 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The presidential campaigns deserve some credit for finally voicing some of the deep frustrations and anger felt by American workers who have lived for decades in an economy that works for those at the top but not for them...

How do we ensure the next generation of workers isn't worse off than the last?

Jan 14, 2016 04:09 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Discussions about the future of work are clearly in the air. This week, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez is convening a three-day symposium on the issue. Simultaneously, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion about...

Attack on unions shows why we need a new social contract governing work

Jan 14, 2016 04:06 am UTC| Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case this week that may deal a significant blow to labor unions and shows why its vital, to my mind, to come up with a new social contract governing work. The case involves ten California...

Outlook for 2016: middle-class woes, hopeful on wages, the fear factor

Jan 04, 2016 13:35 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Editors note: We asked a few of our regular writers to weigh in on what will (or should) be the key economic themes and issues of 2016 or offer their predictions. Topping the list are the worsening plight of the middle...

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Economy

Mercedes-Benz to increase stake in Aston Martin up to 20%

Mercedes-Benz will increase its stake in British carmaker Aston Martin years from 2.6 percent to as much as 20 percent over the next three, in exchange for technologies and components of its hybrid and electric...

Spain to increase taxes on big firms, use $31.8 billion in European grants

The Spanish government will increase taxes on big corporations and the wealthy and use $31.8 billion in European grants in efforts to reverse its economic slump. There were talks on using all $164 billion that the EU...

S. Korea eyes nuclear power plants in UK, as two countries agree to cooperate after Brexit

Industry Minister Sung Yun-mo expressed hope for South Korea to participate in construction projects for British nuclear power plants in his meeting with Alok Sharma, UKs secretary of state for business, energy, and...

Financial support for Jeju Air to be discussed

South Koreas Key Industry Stabilization Fund is slated to hold a meeting to discuss whether to provide financial support to Jeju Air, the countrys top low-cost carrier. The Export-Import Bank of Korea, Jeju Airs main...

S. Korea to invest 10 trillion won into smart city project, create 150,000 jobs by 2025

The South Korean government will invest 10 trillion won into a smart city project and create more than 150,000 jobs by 2025, as the country aims to become a global leader in the New Deal initiative. According to...

Politics

Melania Trump slams Joe Biden in her solo rally speech

Melania Trump finally made her first solo campaign rally for her husband Donald Trumps re-election in the upcoming presidential polls in the U.S. She appeared in Pennsylvania and delivered a speech that slammed the...

World War 3 warning: India and the US formally establish alliance against China

Tensions between countries even at this time remain with increasing fears of a world war 3 breaking out should these conflicts escalate. The increasing fears were likely stoked as of late when India and the United States...

Michelle Obama plays an important role in Joe Biden's campaign, says commentators

Former first lady Michelle Obama may not be too keen on politics compared to her husband Barack Obama, but she remains to be one of the most influential political figures especially within the Democratic party. As election...

Joe Biden is neck-to-neck with Donald Trump in Texas

Former vice president Joe Biden has a lead over Donald Trump in many states, including battleground states. In the predominantly red state of Texas, recent reports have revealed that Biden and Trump are in a neck-to-neck...

Science

Asteroid warning: New study finds asteroid Apophis may hit Earth in 2068

Space agencies such as NASA are closely keeping tabs on what happens outside of Earth such as asteroids that could be making their way towards our planet. A new study has found that one particular asteroid, Apophis, can...

NASA news: Russia claims to have discovered water on the Moon 50 years before US agency

This week, NASA announced the presence of water on the Moon, becoming a big breakthrough for future exploration. However, Russia has claimed that it had already found the presence of water on the lunar surface decades...

Mars mission breakthrough: NASA receives design for nuclear-powered engine to speed space travel

As far as we know, interplanetary travel could take up to years, with the journey to Mars alone taking almost a year to make. As NASA prepares for its upcoming Mars and Moon missions, the agency has received a promising...

NASA announce the presence of water on the Moon

The Moon, as well as other cosmic entities, remain to be a mystery to astronomers as there is still so much to learn about them. Recently, NASA announced one major discovery about our own Moon, revealing the presence of...

Technology

‘Death Stranding 2’: Kojima Productions confirms ‘new project’

Talks about the possible release of Death Stranding 2 heat up once again after some clues seemed to point at the sequels development. Fans become much more hopeful after Kojima Productions confirmed it is working on a new...

‘Ghost of Tsushima: Legends’ Raid set in Iyo’s realm starts on Oct. 30 with some elite requirements

Developer Sucker Punch confirmed that the launch of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends has been a success. The much-awaited The Tale of Iyo Raid has also been confirmed to go live this week and fans now have its exact start time...

‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ free upgrade confirmed for Xbox Series X/S

It is not a huge surprise that one of the titles to be upgraded for the arrival of the Xbox Series X/S consoles is the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. However, it is still a bit of good news to see it confirmed to run...

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’: All the game modes to expect in the upcoming game

In a little over a week, the full version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is getting released. Thanks to the several weeks of open beta, there is enough information that fans can gather on the gameplay features to...

‘Overwatch 2’ release date announcement is ‘very likely’ at BlizzConline in February 2021?

Blizzard has yet to announce a specific release date for Overwatch 2, but rumors are already making rounds online that it could be slated in early 2021. A known Overwatch leaker has also suggested that the potential delay...
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