Professor Getman questions the role and tactics of union organizations in a free public lecture: Why Are Unions Putting Their Eggs in the Wrong Basket?
Julius L. Getman is a noted labor law scholar, an historian of the American labor movement, and a pioneer in empirical studies in the field of labor law. He is presently the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair at the University of Texas School of Law and the former William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School.
On Monday, September 21, Getman will present the 2009 Littler Mendelson Employment and Labor Law Lecture at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, located at 1801 Euclid Avenue. His lecture, “Why Are Unions Putting Their Eggs in the Wrong Basket?” begins at 5:00 p.m. and is approved for one free hour of Continuing Legal Education credit.
In his lecture, Getman will argue that unions’ success in organizing depends not on legal change but on the use of non-traditional organizing tactics. He believes that the Employee Free Choice Act or “card check bill” would not accomplish what unions think it would; rather, it would leave employers with essentially the same advantages they currently hold in organizing battles/campaigns.
Getman is the author of THE BETRAYAL OF LOCAL 14: PAPERWORKERS, POLITICS AND PERMANENT REPLACEMENTS (Cornell University Press 1998) and co-editor, with UT faculty colleague and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall, of a book of essays, THE FUTURE OF LABOR UNIONS: ORGANIZED LABOR IN THE 21ST CENTURY (2004). In 2007, Getman's first novel, Strike!, was published by Plainview Press. Getman is a former President of the American Association of University Professors.
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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law was the first law school in Ohio to admit women and one of the first to admit minorities. In 1946, the Cleveland Law School merged with the John Marshall School of Law, founded in 1916, to become the Cleveland-Marshall Law School. In 1969, the Law School joined Cleveland’s new public university as its sixth college and was renamed the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law of Cleveland State University. Early graduates of the College of Law laid the foundation for the legal profession in Northeast Ohio. Now in its 112th year, Cleveland-Marshall is preparing promising students to be America’s leaders in the 21st century in law, business, non-profit agencies and government.
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