2018 HTUP Forum

Tom Perez

Former Labor Secretary Perez says everyone should have a seat at the table

February 16, 2018

Harvard Law Today
Alumni Focus

Tom Perez keynote speaker at John T. Dunlop Memorial Forum Lecture at Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School on February 5, 2018.

"It took decades to lay the foundations for the social compact that flourished in post-war America and created enormous, shared wealth. It could take far less to roll back all the gains that were made, warned Tom Perez M.P.P./J.D. ’87, former Secretary of Labor under President Obama and the current chair of the Democratic National Committee."

“I’m a firm believer that when workers feel like they have a stake in where they’re working, they’re happier and they’re more productive, and it’s win-win,” he said. Perez termed it the John Dunlop theory of governance, after the late Harvard School professor and former Secretary of Labor under President Gerald Ford for whom the lecture is named, “because when you build a big table and give everyone a meaningful seat at the table, you can get really good outcomes.”... Read more about Former Labor Secretary Perez says everyone should have a seat at the table

2018 Jan 24

Jerry Wurf Memorial Forum:  "History Revisited: Memphis Sanitation Workers 1968"

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

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2018 Wurf Memorial Lecture: WIlliam Lucy with members from AFSCME
We are proud to present this year's Jerry Wurf Memorial Forum speaker: William Lucy, former Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME and  founding President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU). 

Sponsored by the Harvard Trade Union Program
Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School
Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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2018 Jan 18

JAMES GREEN MEMORIAL FORUM: "New Forms to Settle Old Scores? Worker Centers and Their Recent Trajectories"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall, Room 111 Harvard Law School 1515 Mass. Ave., Cambridge

We are proud to present this year's James Green Memorial Forum speaker: Janice Fine, Research and Strategy Director at the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), Rutgers University 
and Natalicia Tracy, Executive Director, Brazilian Worker Center

Open to the Public

Sponsored by the Harvard Trade Union Program,
Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School

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