Cosponsored with the Center for Law and Work are pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2021 CSLS Speaker Series
Jane McAlevey is Senior Policy Fellow at UC Berkeley Labor Center
Speaking on her research
“As Goes Unions, So Goes the Republic:
Participation & Democracy at Work, in the Community, and at the Ballot Box”
With seemingly the most pro-union President in decades now occupying the White House, workers, labor, and unions are once again topics of discussion in policy circles. Among the proposals being debated is the process by which workers engage in collective bargaining through their unions. Sectoral bargaining, which nationalizes standard setting by industry, has been gaining traction. The author will explore the relationship between worker agency in collective bargaining and its relationship to union governance. Jane McAlevey contends that there are a related set of concepts surrounding how workers understand their union and how people understand their democracy.
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