Are return-to-office mandates helpful or harmful?

Mayor Parker is ordering city workers back to the office five days a week. Who is winning the battle between remote and office work?

Listen 50:04
Buildings are seen along Market Street in Center City

Market Street in Center City (Kristen Mosbrucker-Garza/WHYY)

Mayor Parker is calling all city workers back to the office starting mid-July. She’s also asking the city’s largest employers to bring their workers back in person. We’ll debate the merits of remote vs. office work. Gennifer Reed is the president of AFSCME DC47, Local 2186, the union representing some of the office workers and she joins us to talk about what workers are saying. And Wharton School professor of management and director of the Center for Human Resources Peter Cappelli and Penn State Abington professor of economics and labor-human resources Lonnie Golden joins us as well.

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal