Complete* video from the educational event “Labor Law for the 99%,” hosted by the Labor Alliance, with speakers Dom Tuminaro, Sonia Lin, and Daniel Gross.
[They're saved as playlists, which for some reason won't embed on this site...so follow the youtube links...]
COMPLETE: Labor Law for the 99% (1 hr 41 min)
or, watch in sections:
Intro: Michelle C & Amy M (4 min)
Dom Tuminaro on the Taylor Law & international labor law (13 min)
Sonia Lin on the Employer Sanctions Regime (13 min)
Daniel Gross on Solidarity Unionism (28 min)
Discussion (44 min)
*actually I’m missing about 60 seconds of Daniel Gross speaking during the discussion (from when I had to change batteries), so if you have that video, please contact us through the site… -S
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