Good Jobs Summit

Presented by U.S. Department of Labor and in collaboration
with Families and Workers Fund
Tuesday, June 21 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Francis Perkins Building, Washington, DC

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8:00 am

  • Registration opens

9:15 am

  • Welcome Remarks by Julie A. Su, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Keynote Remarks by Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Remarks by Chanton Green, Sprinkler Fitters 550 Boston
  • Remarks by Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Chairman, Education and Labor Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Remarks by Evan Ryan, White House Cabinet Secretary
  • Panel Discussion on Leveraging Federal Dollars for Good Jobs: A Conversation with Federal Agency Leadership
    Moderated by Julie A. Su, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
    • Don Graves, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • Polly Trottenberg, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
    • David Turk, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Panel Discussion on Building Partnerships for Good Jobs with Government, Labor, and Business
    Moderated by Katelyn Walker Mooney, Director of the Good Jobs Initiative, U.S. Department of Labor
    • Zach Conine, State Treasurer, State of Nevada
    • Kathleen Culhane, President, Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
    • Wayne Richardson, President and District 2 Commissioner, Essex County Board of County Commissioners; President, LIUNA Local 55
    • Mike Sawyer, Owner, Jas Group Enterprise
    • Saket Soni, Executive Director, Resilience Force
  • Remarks by Jennifer Granholm, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Panel Remarks from Mayors of America
    Moderated by Teresa Acuña, Deputy Director of the Good Jobs Initiative, U.S. Department of Labor
    • Mayor Lacey Beaty, Beaverton, OR
    • Mayor Paige Cognetti, Scranton, PA
    • Mayor Brandon Scott, Baltimore, MD
    • Mayor Ben Walsh, Syracuse, NY

12:20 pm

  • Lunch
    • If you preordered a boxed lunch from Panera, it will be available on the 6th floor of the Frances Perkins Building. Tables to eat are available in the 6th floor cafeteria and out on the rooftop (access from 6th floor).
    • There are restaurants in the vicinity of the Department of Labor that serve lunch. Note that per the agenda, we have allocated one-hour for lunch. A partial list of nearby locations are listed below.

1:20 pm

  • Remarks by Patty Murray, Chairwoman, Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, U.S. Senate; Carmel Martin, Deputy Director for Economic Mobility, White House Domestic Policy Council; Sarita Gupta, Vice President of U.S. Programs, Ford Foundation
  • Panel Discussion on Equity and Job Quality for Every Worker: Deep Dive
    Moderated by Wendy Chun-Hoon, Director of the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
    • Andre Bealer, Workforce Equity Project Manager, Oregon Metro
    • Twauna Hennessee, Community Outreach Representative, Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
    • Kelly Kupcak, Executive Director, Oregon Tradeswomen
    • Willy Myers, Executive Secretary, Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council
    • Biko Taylor, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Portland
  • Fireside Chat on Defining and Measuring Good Jobs
    Moderated by Alex Hertel-Fernandez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Labor
    • Rachel Korberg, Executive Director, The Families and Workers Fund
    • Kavya Vaghul, Senior Director of Research, Just Capital
  • Remarks by Mitch Landrieu, White House Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator
  • Closing Remarks by Julie A. Su, Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of Labor

4:00 pm - Breakouts

  • Good Jobs in Federal Investments facilitated by Teresa Acuña, U.S. Department of Labor
    Room C-5515-1A/B, 5th Floor
    • Betony Jones, Senior Advisor for Workforce, U.S. Department of Energy
    • David Langdon, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Policy & Strategic Planning, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • Paige Shevlin, Strategic Advisor for Infrastructure Workforce Development, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Showcasing Partnerships for Good Jobs with Government, Labor, and Business, facilitated by Katelyn Walker Mooney, U.S. Department of Labor
    Room C-5515-3, 5th Floor 
    • Kathleen Culhane, President, Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
    • Mike Monxhwedey, Jas Group Enterprise
    • Wayne Richardson, President and District 2 Commissioner, Essex County Board of County Commissioners; President, LIUNA Local 55
    • Saket Soni, Executive Director, Resilience Force
  • Equitable Pathways to Good Jobs facilitated by Wendy Chun-Hoon, U.S. Department of Labor
    Room C-5320-6, 5th Floor 
    *CART captioning services provided
    • Andrew Cortes, Executive Director, Building Futures Rhode Island
    • Twauna Hennessee, Community Outreach Representative, Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
    • Lark Jackson, Chicago Women in Trades
    • Vennicia Kingston, CEO, Eagle Eye Post Construction Service
    • Willy Myers, Executive Secretary, Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Defining and Measuring Good Jobs facilitated by Alex Hertel-Fernandez, U.S. Department of Labor
    FPB Auditorium, Ground Floor
    • Erica Bouris, Director, Economic Empowerment, International Rescue Committee
    • Mike Mitchell, Director of Policy and Research, Groundwork Collaborative
    • Kathy Stack, Senior Fellow, Tobin Center for Economic Policy, Yale University
    • Matt Walsh, Research Manager, Emsi Burning Glass
    • Jenny Weissbourd, Senior Program Manager for Policy and Partnerships, The Families and Workers Fund
  • Community Collaborations for Good Jobs, facilitated by Tyonka Perkins Rimawi, Family and Workers Fund
    FPB Great Hall Auditorium, Ground Floor 
    • Kim Brown, Senior Program Officer, Gates Foundation
    • Erica Iheme, Deputy Director, Jobs to Move America
    • Celeste Richie, Vice President for Workforce Development, Results for America
    • Emily Timm, Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder, Workers Defense Project’s Better Builder
  • Workforce Development and Apprenticeship for Good Jobs, facilitated by Ross Van Dongen, Accelerator for America
    Room N-4437-A-C, 4th Floor
    • Aimee Durfee, Director of Workforce Innovation, Centerstate Corporation for Economic Opportunity
    • Chris Montgomery, Director, Syracuse Build
    • Brent Parton, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, U.S. Department of Labor
    • Denise Turner Roth, President of Advisory Services, WSP USA
    • Ben Walsh, Mayor, City of Syracuse, New York
    • Melissa Wells, Special Assistant to the President of Diversity and Inclusion, NABTU
  • Working with Organized Labor to Build Good Jobs, facilitated by Lynn Rhinehart, U.S. Department of Labor
    Room C-5521-4, 5th Floor
    • Amanda Ballantyne, Director of the Technology Institute, AFL-CIO
    • Glenn Adler, SEIU
    • Jim Brewer, Director of Government Affairs, NABTU
    • Josh Sapp, Business Manager, IBEW Local 146
    • Edmund Wong, CEO, Culinary Academy of Las Vegas
  • Making Care Jobs, Good Jobs, facilitated by Livia Lam, Ford Foundation
    Room C-5515, Executive Conference Room, 5th Floor 
    *CART captioning services provided
    • Andre Oliver, Initiative Director, The James Irvine Foundation
    • Amy Brooks, CEO, RCM of Washington
    • Daniel Bustillo, Executive Director, Healthcare Career Advancement Program (HCAP)
    • Marcia St. Hilaire Finn, Founder/CEO, Bright Start Earlycare Bilingual Center
    • Josephine Kalipeni, Executive Director, Family Values at Work
    • Haeyoung Yoon, Senior Policy Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Good Jobs ROI, facilitated by Chike Aguh, U.S. Department of Labor
    Room C-5515-B, 5th Floor 
    • Liz Diebold, Managing Director, Skoll Foundation
    • Parisa Fatehi-Weeks, Senior Director, Social Impact Programs & Partnerships, Indeed
    • Bulbul Gupta, President and CEO, Pacific Community Ventures
    • Tom Hoelfel, Senior Director of Impact, HCAP Partners
    • Sarah Kalloch, Executive Director, Good Jobs Institute
  • Improving Job Quality Through Worker Safety, facilitated by Andrew Levinson, U.S. Department of Labor
    Room N-4437-D, 4th Floor
    • Pamela Barclay, Health Scientist, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor
    • Kevin Sell, Business and Strategic Executive, United Group Services
    • Jill Gregory, Regional Safety Manager, Harlan Electric Co.
    • Chris Breedlove, President, Ace Carpentry, Inc.
    • Brian Doherty, Secretary-Treasurer, Boston Building and Construction Trades Council

5:00 pm - End

**Please note: This agenda is subject to change. Changes can occur up until the start of the event.**