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"Restoring the Power of Unions" Book Reading
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2/25/2011
When: Friday, February 25th
5 - 7 pm
Where: Windows Lounge
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20008
United States
Contact: Jaye Lopez, CFRE


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Join us as we welcome author Julius G. Getman  for a discussion of



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Date: Friday, February 25th
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: UDC-DCSL Building 38, 2nd Floor
Window Lounge

About the book:
"The labor movement is weak and divided. Some think that it is dying. But Julius Getman, a preeminent labor scholar, demonstrates through examination of recent developments that a resurgent labor movement is possible. He proposes new models for organizing and innovating techniques to strengthen the strike weapon. Above all, he insists that unions must return to their historical roots as a social movement. "


About Julius Getman:
Professor Getman is the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. A graduate of City College of New York Professor Getman has LLM and LLB from Harvard University School of Law.  He is a preeminent scholar in the field of labor law, where he pioneered empirical studies and continues to do extensive field work. He came to Texas in 1986 from Yale Law School, where he was the William K. Townsend Professor of Law. He has also taught at Stanford Law School, University of Chicago Law School, and Georgetown University Law Center. In addition Restoring the Power of Unions, he is also author of The Betrayal of Local 14: Paperworkers, Politics and Permanent Replacements (Cornell, 1998) and In the Company of Scholars: The Struggle for the Soul of Higher Education (Texas, 1992); and co-author of both Union Representation Elections: Law and Reality (Russell Sage Foundation, 1976) and Labor Relations: The Basic Processes, Law and Practice (Foundation, 1988). He edited a book of essays in 2004 with former Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall, The Future of Labor Unions: Organized Labor in the 21st Century. He is a former President of the American Association of University Professors. In 2007, Professor Getman's first novel, Strike!, was published.


 

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