2003 Oct 07

"The Future of the Democratic Party and the Latino Vote"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson
Governor of New Mexico
Introductions and Opening Remarks by: Elena Kagan
Harvard Law School,
Harvard University

Gerald McEntee
American Federation of
State, County and
Municipal Employees

Opening Remarks by Elena Kagan, Dean, Harvard Law School:
" This is a great privilege for us. Actually, before I say anything else I'd like to welcome Jerry Wurf's family: Mildred Wurf and his children, Abigail and Nick Wurf. We are extremely pleased that you could join us today.
    For those of you who don't know, Jerry Wurf was the seventh president of AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which is now one of the biggest unions in America. Most of that union's great growth, really its coming into being as a major force in the union movement, took place under Jerry Wurf, who was really one of the great modern labor leaders."

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Labour rights indicators: a new resource for better understanding of labour rights in the world
Dora Sari, Mark Anner, and David Kucera. 5/2017. “Labour rights indicators: a new resource for better understanding of labour rights in the world.” Global Labour Column (Number 274). Publisher's VersionAbstract

Is compliance with international labour standards good for economic development, or does non-compliance give countries a competitive advantage? Are we faced with a ‘race to the bottom’ with respect to labour standards?...As old as these questions are, we still lack anything like definitive answers to them. Knowing the answers should not call into question the objective of improving compliance with international labour standards, but rather inform the strategy by which this is pursued. In spite of there being a fair amount of research, a key bottleneck in moving forward is adequate measures for many international labour standards, particularly for freedom of association and collective bargaining (FACB) rights which are intrinsically difficult to measure. To address this gap, new labour rights indicators and an accompanying dataset, both focusing on FACB rights, have been launched by the Center for Global Workers’ Rights at Penn State University together with the Global Labour University. 

John  "Jack" Trumpbour

John "Jack" Trumpbour

Research Director

John Trumpbour studied history at Stanford University and later received a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is the author of Selling Hollywood to the World: U.S. and European Struggles for Mastery of the Global Film Industry, 1920–1950 (Cambridge Univ Press, 2002) and served as editor of The Dividing Rhine: Politics and Society in Contemporary France and Germany (Berg, 1989). He has contributed an array of essays examining the following topics: Latino contributions to the labor movement for the book Latinos: Remaking America (Univ of California Press, 2002); "the clash of civilizations" thesis in The New Crusades (Columbia Univ Press 2003); and the U.S. culture industry's global dominance in The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (Blackwell, 2008). In Winter 2007, he served as guest editor of The Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal for its special issue on "The Crisis in Workplace Governance."

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Paul Weiler

Paul C. Weiler

Faculty Director Emeritus, Labor and Worklife Program
Professor Emeritus, Harvard Law School

Paul Weiler is the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law (Emeritus). He earned a Bachelor and Master of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1960 and 1961 respectively. He received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1964 and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1965. Professor Weiler joined the Harvard Law School Faculty in 1993. He is a widely published expert in labour law, sports law, and tort.

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