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Week of February 24

UPCOMING EVENTS


  •   Tuesday, March 11, 12:00 p.m.
          Auditorium
          Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union

          President John Wilhelm
    will deliver the fifth annual Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture. Mr. Wilhelm will speak on, "Hospitality Begins with a Quality Union Contract: The Union's Role in Reviving the Industry." A reception with food and soft drinks will follow the lecture. Mr. Wilhelm is one of the leading international union presidents in the country. He is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and dynamic national labor leaders and is credited with turning the HERE Int'l around. You may recall last fall, HERE gained a major contract settlement with the Chicago area hotels that was one of the most visible local collective bargaining negotiations that year. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Chicago Federation of Labor. The reception will also be a good netowrking opportunity.

  •   Monday, March 31 @ 4:00
          SPEAKER EVENT

          Doug Kight, Boeing's lead labor lawyer, will speak to us about contract negotiations and mediations in the collective bargaining context. The back drop for this will Mr. Kight's own experience in a very high profile mediation in Washington that Boeing had with the Machinists Union. The end result was the Machinists having to accept a contract the majority of the Union rejected. This was a very interesting situation and was followed by many in our field.

  •   Tuesday, April 8
          25th Annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture in Labor and Employment Law


    Every student in the certificate program will receive an invitation to a private pre-lecture continental breakfast reception (another excellent networking opportunity) which begins at 10 a.m. The lecture itself begins at 11:30 in the auditorium. The principal lecture will be given by Professor Maria Hylton of Boston University Law School on, "The Case for Sweeping Reforms of Employee Benefits: What We Should Demand of Employers, Unions and Government." Professor Hylton will focus on health and retirement benefits. Commentary on her lecture will be provided by James English, International Secretary/Treasurer of the United Steelworkers of America; David Levin of Wiley, Rein & FIelding (who is management co-chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA Labor & Employment Law Section) and Mary Ellen SIgnorille who is senior counsel to AARP.

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