Friday, 18 September, 2020
The William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law and the Saint Louis University Law Journal will host a virtual symposium, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., September 18, 2020.
7.8 MO CLE credits available.
Zoom link to view the recording
Traditional labor power is still an important force within our economy, as the strikes by public school teachers’ unions and GM workers demonstrate. Within an increasingly fractured workplace, however, workers are taking new approaches to collective action. Such efforts include sectoral coordination to improve wages and benefits, such as the Fight for $15, or spontaneous worker movements within companies like the Google Walkout that promote antidiscrimination protections and fairer dispute resolution.
With new challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, workers are expressing their joint interests and pushing for protections for their lives and livelihoods. Changing technologies provide new opportunities for connection between workers and outreach to the public, but also give employers new tools for surveillance, scheduling, and organizational fissuring.
This Symposium will discuss these new examples of engagement and examine the role of the law in facilitating, dampening, or restricting the new expressions of worker engagement.
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8:30 a.m.: Introduction
8:45 - 10 a.m.: Panel 1
10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Panel 2
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.: Keynote
"The Surge in Worker Energy and Anger: What Will It Mean for Organizing Across the U.S."
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.: Panel 3
3 - 4:15 p.m.: Panel 4
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