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Law School Forum Tonight on "The Role of Organized Labor in a Democracy"

The University of Wisconsin Law School is sponsoring a forum this evening on "The Role of Organized Labor in a Democracy."

It will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 6-8 pm in the Godfrey and Kahn Hall (Law School Room 2260). The forum is open to students, the legal and academic communities, and the public:


  • 6:00-6:10 Overview and Introductions Moderator: Heinz Klug, UW Law School

  • 6:10-7:10 The Place of Workers in a Democracy

    "Economics and Quality Jobs"
    Laura Dresser, UW Center on Wisconsin Strategies (COWS)

    "Budget Impact on Working Families"
    Vicky Selkowe, Chief of Staff, Rep. Cory Mason

    "Public Pensions - A solution to public deficits?"
    Paul Secunda, Marquette University Law School

    "Worker Rights as Human Rights: International and Constitutional Perspectives"
    Jonathan Rosenblum, Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice

    Moderated Q&A: Questions to the panel by Prof. Carin Clauss and audience

  • 7:10-7:15 Panel Introductions: Heinz Klug

  • 7:15-8:00 Public Sector Collective Bargaining - Practitioners' Panel

    Union Perspective: Rich Saks, Hawks Quindel SC
    Employer Perspective: Shana Lewis, Lathrop and Clark LLP
    Neutral Perspective: Howard Bellman, Mediator and Arbitrator

    Moderated Q&A: Questions to the panel by Prof. Neill DeClercq and audience

  • 8:00 Adjourn