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“The Decline of Unions: Is Labor Law to Blame?”
The Rush McKnight Labor Law Lecture
MAR 8, 2006
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)

  • Has the law played a role in the decline of union membership and density?

  • Should the law be amended to aid unionization?

Speaker Information
Julius G. Getman
Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair at the University of Texas School of Law

Julius G. GetmanProfessor Getman is a preeminent scholar in the field of labor law, where he pioneered empirical studies and continues to do extensive field work. He joined the University of Texas law faculty in 1986 after having served as the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He has also taught at Stanford Law School, University of Chicago Law School, and Georgetown University Law Center. He has authored numerous works and is currently writing a book with former Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall on the future of the labor union movement.
Additional Information
Rush McKnightThe Rush McKnight Commitment
The Rush McKnight Visiting Scholar in Labor Law program was established in 1997 by the firm of Calfee, Halter & Griswold, and by Richard J. Cusick, Charles R. Emrick, Jr., and Joseph D. Sullivan, to honor retired partner Rush McKnight. A distinguished law school graduate (LL.B. '55), Mr. McKnight headed Calfee, Halter & Griswold's labor law and employee relations practice and its Executive Committee for many years. Mr. McKnight is a civic leader in Cleveland and a dedicated supporter of the School of Law. He has served as chair of the law school Annual Fund and as president of the Board of Governors of the Law Alumni Association. He is also a member of the law school's Society of Benchers.

Free and open to the public. Reception following lecture.

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