"Promoting the General Welfare"
14th Annual Labor Studies Conference
April 13, 2013
8 am – 5 pm
Registration begins at 8 am
|UNO's William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies is excited to bring you a one day conference exploring how to expand the boundaries of our democracy.|
|University of Nebraska
6001 Dodge Street CPACS Bldg-Commons
* Members and leaders of community and faith based organizations
* Faculty and students interested in increasing levels of fairness and justice in society
* Professionals in the field of social work
|NOTE: Limited to the first 120 participants||MORNING PLENARY:
The Current State of the American Labor Movement
Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
For a quarter of a century following WWII when union density in the U.S. was peaking, our nation's income and wealth was never more fairly and broadly shared. Today union density is near where it was in the 1920s, yet conservatives are still loudly complaining about "big laobr." Gneral President Schaitberger will address the current state of organized labor and talk about what it will take to revitalize the labor movement and our economy.
|Early enrollment through Friday, April 5, 2013
General Admission $35
|The following presentations will run 75 minutes each and be repeated three times during the conference:|
|After April 5
General Admission $45
|How the Davis-Bacon Act and Project Labor Agreements Help Strengthen Communities
Pat Kellett, Director of Marketing and Business Development of the United Association (UA) of Plumbers and Pipefitters.
The debate over how to create good jobs is never ending. Conservative attacks on the Davis-Bacon Act and Project Labor Agreements have increased over the years. Both programs not only help employees earn a prevailing wage which is put back into local economies, but they also offer widely underappreciated benefits to the communities where they apply.
|For a full refund you must cancel 48 hours prior to April 6, 2013.||"Ignorance is NOT Bliss!" Explaining Organized Labor in Ways that Unite Wage Earners
Tess Ewing, recently retired Labor Extension Coordinator at UMass Boston.
Labor unions were this nation's first successful anti-poverty programs. At peak union ndensity unions helped insure that our nation's income and wealth were broadly and fairly shared. Yet too few people think of them that way. Tess will help explain what needs to be done to counter current attacks on wage earners, their families and the communities in which they live.
|6 Hours Social Work CEUs||Understanding the Role of the A. Philip Randolph Institute in Uniting Wage Earners for a Better Future
Clayola Brown, President of the national A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI).
The A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is one of six constituency groups that bridge the diverse communities within the AFL-CIO. The APRI works to create and strengthen partnerships inside and out of organized labor to enhance the standard of living for all wage earners. Learn more about what the APRI is doing to increase the voice of working families in their communities.
|Sponsored by UNO's William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies|