ILR on Policy: A Conversation on Public Sector Worker and Union Rights

ILR ONLINE – Last Chance to Register!

ILR on Policy:  A Conversation on Public Sector Worker and Union Rights

Webcast Date:  Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Time:  12:30 – 1:30 (EDT)

This webcast is free of charge.

Harry Katz, ILR Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and Jack Sheinkman Professor

Richard Hurd, ILR Associate Dean for External Relations and Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations

Rebecca Givan, ILR Assistant Professor of Collective Bargaining

The debates in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio and across the country have brought issues surrounding public employees’ rights and the tensions that can exist between public sector unions and government into the national spotlight.

ILR School faculty – among the leading experts on collective bargaining and labor-management relations — will share their insights and talk about the potential impacts of these ongoing disputes during this Live Webcast.

  • Dean Katz will provide historical perspective drawing from research he has done on taxpayer revolts in the 1970s and their impact on local government bargaining.
  • Professors Hurd and Givan, active in media discussions and labor research, will help clarify the issues and what’s at stake for public employees and their unions, government and the public.

Participants can submit questions during the webcast and hear panelists’ responses in real time.

Click here to registerPublic Sector Worker and Union Rights

In order to participate in the webcast, you will need computer access with high speed Internet connection. The required browser is Internet Explorer. Windows users need to install Windows Media.  Macintosh users need to install the Silverlight plug in (links on the registration page).

Lori Biechele
Cornell University ILR School

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