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This panel will focus on forms of advocacy for employment attorneys that go beyond representing clients in the courtroom. The speakers will focus on legislative and administrative efforts that employee advocates can use to better level the playing field for their clients. In addition, the speakers will focus on the role that organized labor can (and does) play in improving the conditions for workers in the current political environment.
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Robert Bruno Robert Bruno is Director of the Labor Studies Program and a Professor of Labor and Employment, as well as the director of the Project for Middle Class Renewal in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois,...MoreRobert Bruno is Director of the Labor Studies Program and a Professor of Labor and Employment, as well as the director of the Project for Middle Class Renewal in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign. In addition to publishing numerous scholarly articles on a diverse range of labor relations subjects, Professor Bruno has also co-authored over sixty research reports on labor unions, workplace practices and labor and employment policy topics. He is also the author of four books; Steelworker Alley: How Class Works In Youngstown (1999), Reforming the Chicago Teamsters: The Story of Local 705 (2003), Justified by Work: The Meaning of Faith in Chicago's Working-Class Churches (2008) and A Fight for the Soul of Public Education: The Story of the Chicago Teachers Strike (co-author 2016), which was awarded the United Association for Labor Education Best Book Award in 2017. Professor Bruno has taught many different labor relations courses, specializing in collective bargaining, labor history and American politics, as well as given numerous public presentations on labor relations. Thomas H. Geoghegan is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. Since 1980 he has been a member of the Illinois Bar. Over the years, he has represented labor unions and employee groups in many significant cases in various United States district courts and courts of appeals. He has argued before the United States Supreme Court in Union Pacific Railroad Company v. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, 558 U.S. 67 (2009), in which the firm won a 9-0 decision. He has also brought several constitutional rights cases, including Judge v. Quinn, 612 F.3d 537 (2010) establishing the right of Illinois voters to fill U.S. Senate vacancies by election. He has represented thousands of workers in plant closings, recovering $19 million for workers at Wisconsin Steel and $6 million for workers at Outboard Marine Corporation. The firm under his direction has also recovered millions of dollars for workers in class actions against employers for violations of the WARN Act, which requires notice prior to layoffs. He represented Teamsters for a Democratic Union in litigation between the Justice Department and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which resulted in establishing the right of rank and file members to direct election of their principal officers. He has written six books, including Which Side Are You On? (1991), cited as one of the best five non-fiction books in that year by the National Book Critics Circle. He has written for the New York Times, The Nation, Harper’s, Slate, Bloomberg View, and other publications. His latest book, Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement, was released in December 2014. In the fall of 1994, he was a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. In 2004 he was a Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Collapse
Latoyia Kimbrough Latoyia Kimbrough is one of three in-house attorneys for the Chicago Teachers Union, representing over 23,000 members in the third largest school district in the nation. She joined the CTU in September 2015. Ms. Kimbrough represents CTU members in...MoreLatoyia Kimbrough is one of three in-house attorneys for the Chicago Teachers Union, representing over 23,000 members in the third largest school district in the nation. She joined the CTU in September 2015. Ms. Kimbrough represents CTU members in discipline Mediation/Arbitration, Grievance Arbitration, Labor Board proceedings, and due process Dismissal Hearings. Ms. Kimbrough is a graduate of Englewood High School, a Chicago Public School. Prior to working for CTU, she assisted in organizing CTU and community members around educational issues. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. Ms. Kimbrough earned her B.A. in Political Science from North Central College and her JD from Northern Illinois College of Law, where she graduated cum laude. Collapse
June 29, 2018
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
Rebuilding The Rust Belt: Organizing Under Trump - Audio
Rebuilding The Rust Belt: Organizing Under Trump - Paper
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