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Institute for Law and the Workplace

Professor Martin H. Malin
565 W. Adams St., Room 843
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5056

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Institute for Law and the Workplace Conferences & Lectures

Webcast: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

36th annual Piper Lecture: "The Post-Recession Economy: A Return to... What?"

Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities


The annual Federal Sector Labor Relations and Labor Law Program is the largest conference on federal sector and postal labor relations and labor law held outside of Washington, D.C.

The annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program is the major conference on public sector labor law in the state, drawing upwards of 500 lawyers and labor relations professionals to the law school each year.

Conferences for Labor Arbitrators are held periodically in cooperation with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.The conferences give Midwest labor arbitrators an opportunity to focus on key issues affecting the field of arbitration.


The annual Kenneth M. Piper Memorial Lecture in Labor Law brings together leading scholars, policymakers and leaders from labor and management to debate current issues in the workplace.

The 36th annual Piper Lecture, by Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and former chief economist and economic advisor to Vice President Biden, is titled "The Post-Recession Economy: A Return to... What?" Commentary provided by Mary Joyce Carlson, national counsel to the Fast Food Workers Organizing Committee, and James J. Glynn, vice president for labor relations, GM North America.

The Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture brings a national labor or employment leader to Chicago-Kent for a presentation about contemporary and emerging issues in the workplace. The lecture series is cosponsored by the Chicago Federation of Labor and the Institute for Law and the Workplace, and is presented as a public service.

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, delivered the 10th Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture at IIT Chicago-Kent on March 24, 2014.
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