Wednesday, May 23, 2012
CWA 1180, 6 Harrison Street
author “Labor Law for the Rank and Filer”
… Sonia Lin
Attorney, Immigration and Employment Law
“If it’s effective, it’s illegal”. This is common wisdom for anyone trying to organize in workplaces today.
The Taylor Law, Taft-Hartley regulations, employer sanctions and numerous other regulations of workplace labor all stand as hurdles organizers face in taking on the 1% where it counts most – at work. Often the courts, laws, and stables of lawyers stand between workers and justice.
But the history of working class struggle is a history full of examples of how people overcame these challenges through creative methods of using, avoiding, or breaking the law.
Presented by the OWS LABOR ALLIANCE