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