The Decline of Unions: Is Labor Law to Blame?

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March 8, 2006

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

The Rush McKnight Labor Law Lecture

Has the law played a role in the decline of union membership and density? •Should the law be amended to aid unionization? Professor 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.

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labor law; unions; union and labor law; decline of unions; empirical research and labor law; employment law

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