A training program and exchange of ideas with senior officials from unions affiliated with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Great Britain.
[Video] of "What Should the Labor Movement Propose to the Country?" by Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Roscoe Pound Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Introduction by John Kelly, Birkbeck, University of London ... Read more about TUC Leading Change
Center for Health & Safety Sustainability/Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project Human Capital Workshop, featuring findings of PCSP paper, “Corporate Disclosure of Human Capital Metrics", (by-invitation only)
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein 2036 East C, Harvard Law School
Held by Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, Harvard Law School
This event will be the first of a series of events focusing on equity and inclusion in the sharing economy and the modern, technology-based economy more broadly. This first event will focus on barriers to participation and will include representatives from major sharing economy businesses, such as Lyft and Airbnb, as well as academics, activists and students. Sharon Block, LWP Executive Director will participate on a panel.
An invitation-only group of labor law professors, union leaders, worker advocates, public officials, and others convened at Harvard Law School to explore whether experiments at the state and local level could expand collective bargaining and workers’ collective action. The Economic Policy Institute and Harvard Law and Policy Review (HLPR) were LWP’s partners for this event.... Read more about Labor Law Reform Symposium
Economics of Science and Engineering Workshop Given by: Richard Freeman (Harvard University and NBER), Jorn Boenke (Labor & Worklife Program, Harvard Law School), and Maggie Cheng (Stanford University)
Cell phones are a product with continual innovation that have impacted lives around the world. American adults spend 2 hours 51 minutes on their smartphone every day. This paper analyzes the changing attributes of cell Phones in the two largest economies in the world, USA and China. It uses hedonic price regressions to assess the speed of innovative change from data on prices matched with the attributes of new and older models. It assesses the impact of innovations on cell phones on consumer well-being and assesses the seeming inconsistency between micro data on products with improved technological features and macro data that show sluggish growth of GDP per capita in the US.
With partners at the National Employment Law Project and the support of the Ford Foundation and LIFT Fund, LWP is hosting a roundtable of worker center leaders, lawyers, and organizers to discuss the role of worker centers in their communities. (By invitation only)... Read more about Worker Center Strategy Session
LWP hosted attorneys from 11 states to discuss best practices and strategies for administering worker protection statutes. Topics discussed included coordination with state labor agencies, efficient case development, methods for assessment of multi-state litigation opportunities and...
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall Harvard Law School 1515 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
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
Introduction by Naomi Walker, Assistant to the President of AFSCME
Reverend James Lawson excerpt: “…. to make a long story short, I want to try to say that the experiment to have a democratic society is the most important experiment the human race has launched, probably ever. To lift human life to a level where we have the capacity to govern ourselves and to live with one another and to create cooperation rather than war and violence is the great frontier for the 21st century and beyond. And in that act of shaping democratic society, unions are absolutely essential.”
Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project, Labor and Worklife Program in collaboration with PSL-Université Paris-Dauphine, Chair Dauphine-Ensae-Groupama Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
“Pension Fund Investment in the Long View: Where, With What Goals, and Why?”
From May 7 to May 9, 2014, the Project held its twelfth annual conference, this year, in collaboration with PSL-Université Paris-Dauphine, Chair Dauphine- Ensae-Groupama. Trustees from the United States and Canada were joined by senior pension fund staff, scholars, researchers, and others from across the United States as well as from Brazil, Canada, France, Morocco, and the United Kingdom. The conference explored a range of issues with a particular eye to the meaning, import, and practice of long-term investing in general and how it relates to investment in emerging market countries in particular. [More Info]
Jamin Raskin, Professor, American University, Washington College of Law & Maryland State Senator
Introduction by Darrin Spann, Assistant Director of AFSCME Council 13 in Pennsylvania
Opening Remarks by Professor Jamin B. Raskin: "In 2010, in the 5-4 Citizens United decision, the conservative majority on the Roberts Court broke from government 'of the people, by the people, and for the people,' and gave us a constitutional blueprint for government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations. It held that for-profit corporations have the right to spend unlimited sums—million or billions of dollars-- promoting or disparaging candidates for public office."