Labor Law Reform Symposium


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (All day)


Harvard Law School

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.

Symposium Papers:  at Harvard Law and Policy Review

  • Charlotte Garden, The Seattle Solution: Collective Bargaining by For-Hire
    Drivers & Prospects for Pro-Labor Federalism
  • Jose Garza, Outrunning the Devil: Considering the Implications of Relaxing the NLRA’s Preemption Regime for Working Texas Families
  • Kate Andrias, Social Bargaining in States and Cities: Toward a More Egalitarian and Democratic Workplace Law
  • Seema Patel and Catherine Fisk, California Co-Enforcement Initiatives that Facilitate Worker Organizing
  • Wilma Liebman, Does Federal Labor Law Preemption Doctrine Allow Experiments with Social Dialogue?

 Below are links to documents discussed at the event:

Quantitative analysis:

LWP Background Papers:

Discussed in  "Continuing the Labor Law Reform Debate in 2018," by By Sharon Block and Benjamin Sachs, January 3, 2018
[Read Blog]

Discussed in:  "Time to Aim Higher for Workers’ Rights" by  LARRY COHEN,  October 12th, 2017 [Read Blog]