Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Upcoming Lectures on Labor Law

Jonathan Hiatt, the General Counsel of the AFL-CIO, will speak on "Collective Rights in the Workplace Within a Culture of Individual Rights" next Wednesday, November 16, at Georgetown University Law Center. In recent speeches, Hiatt has been a vocal critic of the current NLRB, arguing that it has unwisely reversed precedent or seriously undermined it in approximately 40 cases.
UPDATE: I've learned that this lecture is invitation-only.

On March 8, 2006, Professor Julius Getman will give a lecture on "The Decline of Unions: Is Labor Law to Blame?" at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The law school will be webcasting Getman's lecture live at 4:30 p.m., here. Professor Getman will address whether labor law is responsible for the decline in union density and whether Congress should amend the NLRA to promote unionization. Getman has previously argued that, absent an amendment, "[i]t is far too late in the day to fundamentally change the role of the Board or the interpretation of the NLRA." Julius Getman, Unions & The NLRB, 8 Green Bag 2d 29, 31 (2004). He has advocated for amendments to the NLRA that would overturn the Mackay doctrine on permanant replacements, repeal Section 8(b)(4), and relax the limits of Section 8(a)(2). Julius Getman, The National Labor Relations Act: What Went Wrong; Can We Fix It?, 45 Boston College Law Rev. 125 (2003).

Thanks to Richard Bales at Workplace Prof Blog for the information.