Daniel Graff

Center for Social Concerns

Office
262 Geddes Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone
574-631-5845
Email
dgraff@nd.edu
Website

Director, Higgins Labor Program; Faculty Joint Appointment, History

  • Contemporary labor issues
  • Gender, race, and labor
  • Labor history
  • Economic history
  • History of capitalism
  • Just wage
  • Race and ethnicity

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Labor historian, Notre Dame professor addresses League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters presents a talk by Dan Graff at its next virtual luncheon, at noon Feb. 11.

Starbucks workers agree to union in Buffalo, NY

Labor shortages are giving workers a rare upper hand in wage negotiations. And Dan Graff, director of the Higgins Labor Program at the University of Notre Dame, said the pandemic gave many workers the time and space to rethink what they want from their jobs.

What to watch for next after Starbucks union election in Buffalo

As Daniel Graff, director of the Higgins Labor Program at the University of Notre Dame, scrolled through news reports about the Starbucks unionization campaign in Buffalo, he was shocked how many of the workers quoted are longtime employees of the coffee chain.

Starbucks faces union test as worker votes are counted

And Dan Graff, director of the Higgins Labor Program at the University of Notre Dame, said the pandemic gave many workers the time and space to rethink what they want from their jobs.

Rare Starbucks union vote set to begin in Buffalo

Dan Graff, director of the Higgins Labor Program at the University of Notre Dame, said many workers are burned out and tired of playing by the pre-coronavirus rules. 

Friday Recap

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Featuring Daniel Graff, Director of the Higgins Labor Program; Daniel Hobbins, Associate Professor of History; and Tamara Kay, Professor of Global Affairs & Sociology.

The Black Death, Labor Markets, and Lessons from Our Past

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Guests: Daniel Graff, Director of the Higgins Labor Program; Daniel Hobbins, Associate Professor of History; and Tamara Kay, Professor of Global Affairs & Sociology.

On this Labor Day, advocating for just wages means fighting company theft

Conversations on just wages and the economy should include such fundamentals, said Daniel Graff, director of the University of Notre Dame's Higgins Labor Program, part of the university's Center for Social Concerns.

Labor Rights Activists Say Minimum Wage Proposals From Manchin, Romney Aren't Living Wages

Daniel Graff, the director of the Higgins Labor Program at the University of Notre Dame, said a minimum wage increase is not only long overdue, but it would also be significant to states, like Graff's home of Indiana, that have not lifted wages at all.

What rights do workers have to paid leave during the pandemic?

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“Now, I worry sometimes that employers have a lot more sway over their workers, and maybe, you know, unfortunately, in some cases would intimidate workers from actually exercising the right,” expressed Dr. Daniel Graff, a labor historian and professor at the University of Notre Dame.