Sunday, January 31, 2010
On March 26-27, Florida International will be hosting the symposium Whither the Board? The National Labor Relations Board at 75. Here's a description:
As the National Labor Relations Board approaches its 75th anniversary, its continued vitality has been questioned. It has operated with only two members since December 28, 2007. Two calendar years have passed, and yet there are few signs that the public or the workforce has noticed. Is this a temporary matter, or has one of the original New Deal agencies lost focus? If it has, what should the Board do to reinvigorate its traditional role as the primary regulator of private-sector labor relations? ... [Speakers at the Symposium will] discuss potential changes in national labor relations law, as well as structural and administrative reform that could, without change to the existing statutes, improve the efficacy of the NLRB.
The program, put together by Kerri Stone, looks fantastic. Speaker include Wilma Liebman, Jeff Hirsch, Paul Secunda, Sam Estreicher, Anne Lofaso, Matt Bodie, Catherine Fisk, and Michael Harper.