Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fink on the State of American Labor Law

Fink_eric_07 Kudos to friend of the blog Eric Fink (Elon) for this article mentioning a speech he gave at a local community college in North Carolina on the state of labor law in the United States:

Eric Fink addressed a group of Mitchell Community College students and staff on Tuesday about the issues labor unions are facing in terms of the Employee Free Choice Act, unity and the status of the National Labor Relations Board.

The Mitchell Community College Diversity Task Force organized the lecture, titled "The State of the Unions: U.S. Labor Today."

Less than a year ago, following the presidential and congressional elections, many predicted a resurgence of the labor movement, Fink said.

Membership has been on the decline since it peaked in the 1950s, when unions represented close to 50 percent of all workers, Fink said. Now, less than 10 percent of the population belongs to a union.

Fink admitted he was pro-labor union and a bit partisan on the matter. He has represented several unions and employees suing unions.

I love the line about Fink being a "bit partisan."  Yeah, and the Pope is a "bit Catholic."


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Heh. Yes, the reporter was very polite. It was an interesting event, and I was pleased that nobody in the crowd shouted "you lie" while I was talking.

Posted by: Eric Fink | Sep 10, 2009 8:17:44 PM

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