DCLERA 06-16-2021 "Labor Rights of Non-Standard and Excluded Workers; First Annual Labor Law Forum"

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June 16, 2021, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
First Annual DC LERA Labor Law Forum: Labor Rights of Non-Standard and Excluded Workers

Join DC LERA for its first annual Labor Law Forum featuring leading scholars and practitioners Mark Gaston Pearce of the Georgetown Law School Workers’ Rights Institute, Tonia Novitz of the University of Bristol Centre for Law at Work (UK), and Matt Ginsburg of the AFL-CIO for a discussion of legal issues affecting non-standard and gig economy workers under U.S. and English law, recent union organizing campaigns in the U.S. platform economy, and using university procurement to improve workplace safety and equity.

Speakers
Mark Gaston Pearce of the Georgetown University Law School Worker Rights Institute, Tonia Novitz of Bristol Law School in the UK, and Matthew Ginsburg of the AFL-CIO.

Speaker Bios

Mark Gaston Pearce
Mark Gaston Pearce is a visiting professor and executive director of the Georgetown University Law Center, Workers’ Rights Institute. He is also a panel labor arbitrator and mediator for AAA and FMCS. Formerly a two term Board Member and Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, Mark previously taught at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is a graduate of Cornell University and State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.

Tonia Novitz
Tonia Novitz is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Bristol Centre for Law at Work. A graduate of the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Balliol College, Oxford, she has held fellowships at the International Institute for Labour Studies (Geneva), the European University Institute (Florence), the University of Melbourne and the University of Auckland.

Matt Ginsburg
Matt Ginsburg is Associate General Counsel at the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), where he represents the Federation and its affiliate unions in cases of importance in the federal courts of appeals, by filing amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, and in other forums.

Topics
• Recent UK Supreme Court decision that held that Uber drivers are employees
• Amazon and Google organizing drives
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