The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:
Hot Labor Summer 2023: Where We Are and How We Got Here
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.
About the talk:
The U.S. labor movement is having a moment. From union organizing at Amazon and Starbucks to strikes at the Big Three auto companies and all of Hollywood – unions are in the news and having an impact to a degree not seen in generations. In this talk, Professor Block will give a brief history of the labor movement in the U.S. to put recent events in context. She will then make the case why we should care about what is happening with labor. Finally, Block will share her take on the important implications of #HotLaborSummer and what may happen next.
About the speaker:
Sharon Block is a Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Center for Labor and a Just Economy at Harvard Law School. Prior to returning to Harvard in 2022, she served as the Acting Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in President Joe Biden’s White House. Block has held key labor policy positions across the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. In the Obama Administration, she led the Department of Labor’s regulatory office, served as senior counselor to Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and was a member of the National Labor Relations Board. She previously served as senior labor and employment counsel for Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy when he chaired the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Block writes and speaks frequently on labor, employment and administrative law topics.