Talk: Role of Organized Labor in a Democracy


UW - Madison Law School Building
975 Bascom Mall, Room 2260
Madison , WI
Event Details
Event Contact Name: 
Heinz Klug, 262-7370
Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

6:10-7:10 The Place of Workers in a Democracy (10 min. each):
-"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 (20 minutes)

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

7:15-8:00 Public Sector Collective Bargaining - Practitioners' Panel (10 min. each):
-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 (15 min)

8:00 Adjourn