Event: New Directions for American Labor

AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File

Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the State Capitol in Frankfort to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system. 

You are cordially invited to

The Future of American Labor: Initiatives for a New Era

Friday, February 8, and Saturday, Febuary 9, 2019


Georgetown University Law Center, Hart Auditorium


600 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.


Register here

 

AGENDA

Friday, February 8

12:30 p.m. WELCOME

A LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY AGENDA FOR AMERICAN LABOR

Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus


 

1:45 p.m. SECTORAL BARGAINING INTERNATIONALLY: WHAT ARE THE LESSONS FOR AMERICAN LABOR?

Harvey Bischof, President, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, 

CanadaKaren Curtis, Deputy Director, International Labor Standards Department, ILO

Keith Ewing, Professor of Law, King’s College London

John Hendy, General Counsel, UK Institute for Employment Rights 

Carolyn Jones, Director UK Institute for Employment Rights

Cecilia Nahόn, Executive Director, Model G20 Initiative, American University School of International Service; Former Ambassador of Argentina to the United States

Moderator:Sandra Polaski, Independent Expert; former Deputy Director General, ILO

 

3:30 p.m. SECTORAL BARGAINING: AMERICA’S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Kate Andrias, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School 

Craig Becker, General Counsel, AFL-CIO

Sarita Gupta, Co-Executive Director, Jobs with Justice

Bob King, Former President, The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America


Chris Shelton, President, Communications Workers of America


Moderator:Larry Cohen, Former President, Communications Workers of America

 

5:00 p.m. A LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY AGENDA FOR AMERICAN LABOR: PART II

Tom Perez, former U.S. Secretary of Labor; Chairman, Democratic National Committee

 

Saturday, February 9

9:30 a.m. Bagels and Coffee


10:00 a.m. PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONISM MOVES FORWARD IN THE WAKE OF JANUS

Mary Kay Henry, President, Service Employees International Union

Becky Pringle, Vice President, National Education Association

Lee Saunders, President, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers 

Moderator:Harold Meyerson, Executive Editor, The American Prospect

 

11:45 p.m. TEACHER INSURGENCY: WHAT ARE THE STRATEGIC CHALLENGES? (lunch session) 

Fred Albert, President, AFT-West Virginia

Leo Casey, Executive Director, Albert Shanker Institute


Elizabeth Davis, President, Washington Teachers’ Union


Moderator:Kate Bronfenbrenner, Director of Labor Education Research, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations

 

2:00 p.m. ORGANIZING MILLENNIALS USING DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TOOLS

Aneta Molenda, Digital Director, Organization United for Respect (OUR)

Brent McDonnell, Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE)


Kristen Zeis, Photojournalist, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk; member, Tidewater Media Guild, CWA 

Mark Zuckerman, President, The Century Foundation

 

Sponsored by The Albert Shanker Institute, The Century Foundation, and The Harrison Institute for Public Law 

Co-sponsored by The American Prospect, Dissent, Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, and the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations

You may also like