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Piper Lecture with CUNY Professor Ruth Milkman
Start Date: 4/30/2019Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Date: 4/30/2019End Time: 1:00 PM

Event Description:
Ruth Milkman, professor of sociology at the City University of New York, will speak about "Reinventing the Labor Movement? Worker Organizing and Advocacy in the 21st Century United States." 

In this lecture, Professor Milkman will will examine recent labor movement innovations. She will include an overview of worker center organizing and advocacy on behalf of low-wage workers, including immigrants; the recent surge of union activity among Millennial-generation workers, such as online journalists, adjuncts and other contingent workers in colleges and universities, and teachers; efforts to leverage unions’ political influence (often in coalition with allies outside organized labor) to win state and local support for pro-worker initiatives, from minimum wage increases to paid leave provisions, from wage theft prohibitions to scheduling regulations; and efforts to develop tripartite wage boards to lift labor standards. Two experts will provide commentary on the lecture.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of IL general MCLE credit.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. RSVP online. 
Location Information:
IIT Downtown Campus - Chicago-Kent College of Law
Room: Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium
Contact Information:
Name: Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education
Phone: (312) 906-5090
Email: cle@kentlaw.iit.edu

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