ATTENTION - All STUDENTS INTERESTED IN
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
The 28th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture,
"The Future of Collective Bargaining"
On Tuesday, March 28, Chicago-Kent's Institute for
Law and the Workplace will present the 28th annual Kenneth
M. Piper Lecture, The Future of Collective Bargaining, from
11:30-1:00pm, in the auditorium.
Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Associate Dean for Research and
Willard and Margaret Carr Professor of Labor and Employment
Law, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, will
discuss the future of collective bargaining. The influence
of organized labor in the American workplace continues to
decline as the percent organized in the private sector has
fallen from 36% in 1953 to less than 8% at the present time.
Although a variety of demographic and economic factors have
contributed to this decline, a combination of high organizing
costs and high membership attrition due to work restructuring
in the global economy of the information age has left organized
labor in the tenuous position of having to spend an ever
larger share of union dues on organizing, merely to slow
the rate of decline in the percent organized. Professor
Dau-Schmidt will discuss these trends in light of recent
developments in industries of traditional union strength
such as automotive and steel, strategies in organizing,
the legal environment and the recent departure of a number
of unions from the AFL-CIO.
Allison Beck, General Counsel, International Association
of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, Nicholas W.
Clark, Associate General Counsel, United Food & Commercial
Workers International Union and Michael A. Rodriguez, Senior
Vice President-Labor Relations, AT&T Services, Inc.
will provide commentary on the lecture.
All faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.
UPCOMING CLE PROGRAMS
Henry Morris Lecture in International and Comparative
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Professor of Law Emeritus,
University of Tokyo
Federal Tax Institute
Thursday and Friday, April 20-21, 2006
Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
Thursday and Friday, April 27-28, 2006
Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations
Friday, June 9, 2006