On Wednesday, March 30, the UW Law School will host a forum exploring the role of organized labor in a democracy. The event is open to students, the legal and academic community, and the public. Please join us.

Wednesday, March 30, 6-8 pm
Godfrey and Kahn Hall
(Law School Rm. 2260)


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 from 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 from Prof. Neill DeClercq and audience

8:00 Adjourn

Questions about this event may be addressed to Heinz Klug, Associate Dean, University of Wisconsin Law School, by contacting the dean's office, 262-7370.

A video of the event will be available afterward here.

Submitted by UW Law News on March 30, 2011

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