Events

    2021 May 18

    Prosecutions of wage theft and other employer crimes

    3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    Hosted by Economic Policy Institute on Zoom

    Join us for a panel discussion on how criminal prosecutions protect workers’ rights and ensure a level playing field for law-abiding employers. Hear from elected district attorneys about why they support this work and from line prosecutors about cases they have brought. Speakers will share ways prosecutors and worker organizations can build relationships and work together to improve workplace enforcement.... Read more about Prosecutions of wage theft and other employer crimes

    2021 May 06

    2021 Harvard Trade Union Workshop - Follow-up - May

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom - online

    We are excited that Elissa McBride, Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME, and Larry Brown, President of NUPGE, will join us in the follow-up session to give brief remarks on the opportunities and future for unions coming out of the pandemic.  Elissa's discussion will include the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act which guarantees that public service employees in every state have the freedom to stand together and negotiate for fair wages and working conditions.   

    We will also have some of your fellow participants share how the workshop has impacted their...

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    2021 Apr 08

    2021 Harvard Trade Union Workshop - Follow-up April

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom - online

    We are excited that Elissa McBride, Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME, and Larry Brown, President of NUPGE, will join us in the follow-up session to give brief remarks on the opportunities and future for unions coming out of the pandemic.  Elissa's discussion will include the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act which guarantees that public service employees in every state have the freedom to stand together and negotiate for fair wages and working conditions.   

    We will also have some of your fellow participants share how the workshop has impacted their...

    Read more about 2021 Harvard Trade Union Workshop - Follow-up April
    2020 Dec 03

    State Attorneys General as Protectors of Workers' Rights

    4:00pm to 5:15pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom meeting

    Join the Economic Policy Institute and the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program for “State Attorneys General as Protectors of Workers' Rights” to hear directly from bureau, division, and section chiefs who lead labor rights work in their state attorneys general (AGs) offices. This webinar will address the growing role state AGs play in...

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    2020 Oct 26

    State AGs Protecting Workers' Rights Roundtable

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    online via Zoom

    On Monday, October 26 at 1 pm EST we hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on how state attorneys general have been taking action to protect workers. We were joined by:

    D.C.  Attorney General  Karl Racine Illinois  Attorney General  Kwame Raoul Minnesota Attorney General  Keith Ellison Pennsylvania Attorney General  Josh Shapiro Terri Gerstein,  Harvard LWP

    D.C. Attorney General
    Karl Racine

    Illinois
    Attorney General
    Kwame Raoul

    Minnesota
    Attorney General
    Keith Ellison

    Pennsylvania
    Attorney General
    Josh Shapiro

    Moderator:
    Terri Gerstein,
    Harvard LWP

    In recent years, there has been a surge of activity by a number of state attorneys general in protecting workers’ rights. As detailed in a recent report issued by the Economic Policy Institute and the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, state AGs have:

    • Brought civil lawsuits and criminally prosecuted employers for wage theft;
    • Combatted no-poach and non-compete agreements, which suppress wages/job mobility;
    • Fought misclassification of workers as independent contractors instead of employees;
    • Opposed and challenged anti-worker rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor; and
    • Taken action on behalf of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
    • Since 2015, six AG offices, including those of our speakers, have established units within their offices dedicated to protecting workers.

    View video of roundtable discussion.... Read more about State AGs Protecting Workers' Rights Roundtable

    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
    Commenter: Sister Marie-Therese Browne, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky... Read more about James Green Forum -“Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: Organizing Workers in the Southern USA”

    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

     

     

     

    2018 Apr 04

    Labor Problem: Can We Create Just Supply Chains in the Global Economy?

    9:30pm

    Location: 

    Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School

    Please join us for the first Pollak Lecture Series event of 2018. Richard M. Locke, Provost and Schreiber Family Professor of Political Science and Public and International Affairs at Brown University, will speak. Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, will provide an introduction. 

    Co-sponsored by:  by Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Relations and Resource Development. The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Carr Center for Human Rights, Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government are co-sponsors. 

    2017 Dec 01

    Innovative Approaches to Migrant Worker Advocacy

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School, WCC 3018

    A talk with Mervat Jumhawee, El Hassan Workers’ Center (Jordan)
    JJ Rosenbaum, Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, will moderate the event.

    Join us for a conversation on migrant workers’ rights in Jordan’s garment sector in the free trade zones with Mervat Jumhawee, Advocacy Officer for the El Hassan Workers’ Center. [Download Flyer]... Read more about Innovative Approaches to Migrant Worker Advocacy

    2017 Feb 15

    "THE OBAMA LABOR LEGACY"

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall Harvard Law School 1515 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
    M. Patricia Smith
    M. Patricia Smith
    former, Solicitor of Labor
    2017 Feb 14

    "INFRASTRUCTURE: LABOR, SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES"

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall Harvard Law School 1515 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
    infrastructure
    Larry Beeferman, Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project, LWP
    Brent Booker, Secretary Treasurer, North America's Building Trades Unions
    Donald Cohen, Executive Director, In the Public Interest
    Kevin DeGood, Director, Infrastructure Policy, Center for American Progress

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