Chicago-Kent home page Student portal Faculty portal Staff portal About The Record Current Record headlines Publication deadlines The Record archives

Continuing Legal and Professional Education

Continuing Legal and Professional Education

ATTENTION - All STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

The 28th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, March 28
"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 IN 2006

17th annual
Henry Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
featuring
Mitsuo Matsushita
Professor of Law Emeritus,
University of Tokyo

25th annual
Federal Tax Institute
Thursday and Friday, April 20-21, 2006

23rd annual
Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
Thursday and Friday, April 27-28, 2006

25th annual
Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations
Friday, June 9, 2006

 

 

CALENDARS

.: Main Chicago-Kent event
   calendar

.: Academic calendar

.: CLE calendar

.: Alumnae/i event calendar

.: Admissions calendar

Chicago-Kent home page Student portal Faculty portal Staff portal About The Record Current Record headlines Publication deadlines The Record archives