January 19, 11:30--12:30 p.m. | Humphrey Center
Professor Morris Kleiner will offer a discussion of "Employer Reaction to Union Organizing" at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, at the Humphrey Center. He will be joined by a distinguished panel of experts, including Barb Kucera, director of the Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota, and Marlin Osthaus, regional director of the National Labor Relations Board. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) affirms that it is national policy to favor collective bargaining in the private sector, but it has been one of the most controversial pieces of labor legislation passed during the New Deal era. Unions and firms' representatives have tried to change the law at various times. This group will explore some of the reasons for the decline in unions in the private sector and alternative policies, and take questions from the audience. This is the latest in a series of discussions about how the Humphrey School is working on public policy matters in Hubert Humphrey's legacy, during the centennial year of his birth.