Events

    2019 May 08

    American Constitution Society: The Supreme Corp. Have Corporate and Right-Wing Interests Captured the Court?

    11:30am to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Center for American Progress 1333 H Street, Northwest, Tenth Floor Washington, District of Columbia 20001

    Have the conservative justices on the Court been effectively “captured” by these corporate and right-wing interests? If so, what role has the nominations process played and what can be done to reverse this trend and ensure the Court serves only the interest of impartiality, objectivity, and the rule of law? 

    Sharon Block, LWP Executive Director, will be a panelist at this event.

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    2019 Apr 04

    Clean Slate Convening on Building Worker Power through Benefits Provision and Enforcement

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    What’s at stake? The transformation of work has produced two well-known problems: one, many workers can no longer rely on stable employment to provide them with benefits like retirement, vacation, or insurance, and, two, it is increasingly difficult to enforce basic laws like minimum wage and overtime pay. Although there are many ways to address these problems, putting workers in charge of the organizations that deliver benefits and conduct enforcement could ensure efficient delivery of services while building economic and political voice for working people...

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    2019 Mar 01

    Clean Slate Convening on New Organizations for Worker Power

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Working group meeting of the Rebalancing Economic and Political Power:  A Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law  Project

    What’s at stake? Historically, labor unions have been the key organization for worker voice and power, and we need legal reforms that enable us to strengthen unions. But we also need to consider legal support for other worker institutions, including organizations that represent workers outside of formal collective bargaining processes.

    At this convening, we will explore the features of organizations that can build power for workers. Our exploration will include works councils, members-only unions, worker centers, organizations that address the interests of consumers and communities, and organizations that build workers’ political power. ... Read more about Clean Slate Convening on New Organizations for Worker Power

    2019 Feb 11

    James Green Forum -“Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: Organizing Workers in the Southern USA”

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    WCC 2019 Milstein West AB, Harvard Law School

    James Green Forum 2019Speakers: Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, Professor, West Virginia University and Ken Fones-Wolf, Professor, Stuart and Joyce Robbins Chair, West Virginia University
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    2019 Feb 04

    John T. Dunlop Forum – “Building a Moral Capitalism” featuring Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    1585 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA | 2036 Milstein East ABC

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    Congressman Joe Kennedy III discusses his recent call for “moral capitalism” and outline how he believes a new Congress can recalibrate our country’s economy back towards American workers.

    The John T. Dunlop Memorial Forum is hosted by Harvard Law School Labor & Worklife Program and co-sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

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    2019 Jan 15

    Clean Slate Convening on Levels, Actors and Scope of Bargaining

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Working group meeting of the Rebalancing Economic and Political Power:  A Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law  Project

    Agenda - Spanish

    Reimagining Collective Bargaining:
    The economy is fissuring and disaggregating, but since 1935 collective bargaining has largely taken place at the level of a single “firm,” has...

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    2018 Dec 05

    Clean Slate Convening on Establishing the Scope and Power of Collective Action

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Working group meeting of the Rebalancing Economic and Political Power:  A Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law  Project

    Agenda - Spanish

    We must ensure that workers have the ability to engage in collective action that leverages power. The number of significant strikes in the U.S. has fallen dramatically. That’s because...

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    2018 Oct 09
    2018 Sep 17

    What We All Can Learn from the 2018 Educator Walkouts.

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Sponsored by National Education Association (NEA) and Labor and Worklife Program.

    "Last week, the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School hosted an event with the National Education Association on the teacher walkouts that spread through red states from January to May 2018.  We held this event to learn as much as possible about what motivated tens of thousands of teachers to stand up for themselves and their schools.  The most profound lesson I learned was the importance of telling stories of...

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    2018 Aug 31

    Past and Future of Labor Provisions in the Context of Trade

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    The key objectives of the workshop were to discuss new findings in recent research papers on the role and effectiveness of labor provisions and to assemble a high-level panel discussion with some of the most highly regarded experts in the field. 

     

    2018 Jul 24

    Rebalancing Economic and Political Power: A Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law Opening Conference: What Problems Should We Be Solving For?

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Project Background:  Wages have been stagnating for decades. Income inequality is at its highest level in history and still growing.  The political and economic power of ordinary Americans is dwarfed by the massive influence of corporations.  The right to unionize has been eviscerated.  Demagogues are seeking (sometimes successfully) to capitalize on these trends to advance their own goals to the further detriment of working people. In the face of these trends, how can ordinary Americans organize and mobilize for economic and political justice? And what does the law...

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    2018 Jun 13

    UNRIGGING THE MARKET: Convening to Restore Competitive Labor Markets

    8:30am to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    A diverse group of stakeholders including economists, law professors, private and public practitioners, advocates, and policymakers convened to explore how anticompetitive forces are harming American labor markets and workers. Participants discussed opportunities for coordinated research, enforcement, and policymaking to enhance labor market competition and protect workers. Justice Catalyst served as a co-host and partner for the convening. The convening agenda can be found...

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    2018 Apr 27

    Moonshot thinking: X's approach to radical innovation"

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Baker 103, Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School
    SPEAKER: ​ Helen Riley,Moonshot Mission Controller at X (formerly Google [x])
     
    ABSTRACT: 
    In 2010, Google founded a secret research lab called Google [X] to develop big, futuristic ideas it called moonshots. After five years, this research lab broke off into its own company called “X, the moonshot factory”. Today, X sets out to foster uncomfortably ambitious ideas that address some of the world’s biggest problems. It's currently home to some of Alphabet's far-out projects like Internet-beaming balloons and delivery drones. It's also where a range of Alphabet business and products were founded including Waymo, Google Brain and Verily Life Sciences.  In this session, X's Moonshot Mission Controller(aka CFO), Helen Riley will provide an overview of X’s radical approach to innovation and share how others can apply "moonshot thinking" principles too.
    2018 Apr 25

    Equal Pay Act @ 55: Successes, Challenges & Momentum

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    WCC 2019 Milstein West A, Harvard Law School

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    Registration 9:30am | Program 10:00am – 12:00pm

    It’s been 55 years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act, so where are we now? Join HLS Labor & Worklife Program and Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Charlotte Burrows for a panel discussion that explores the state of equal pay, its successes, challenges and momentum. The panel includes diverse leading perspectives from academia, business leaders, enforcement, and advocacy. The opening keynote is Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

    Please RSVP at EqualPayRSVP@eeoc.gov

     

     

     

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