2011 Benjamin Aaron Labor Law Lecture


Wilma LiebmanWednesday, November 16, 2011:

Rhetoric, Reaction and the Rule of the Law at the NLRB

Presented by Wilma Liebman, former Chair of the National Labor Relations Board

From Wisconsin to Capitol Hill, we have witnessed an escalating battle over the very legitimacy of labor law and existence of collective bargaining rights. The political and economic environment in which this conflict is occurring has ratcheted up the attacks and overheated the rhetoric, exposing a divide as profound as any on the domestic policy front. While the NLRB, from the beginning, has been no stranger to controversy, events of the last few years have represented a record accumulation of difficulties. Recent actions by the Board and its Acting General Counsel, including efforts to revitalize the Agency and its procedures, have triggered intense reactions by Congress, the business community, and the media.  While the imperative for a sober dialogue over a fair labor policy could not be more real, what we have instead is rancorous political rhetoric.

Former NLRB Chairman Wilma Liebman will discuss the Board's recent activities, the political controversy they have triggered, and the persistent challenges to the enduring values of the National Labor Relations Act -- including the rule of law itself -- all critical to a democratic society and a fair economy.




Program Information:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

6:00 pm - Registration
6:30 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Program

UCLA Faculty Center - Sequoia Room
480 Charles Young Drive, East. Los Angeles, CA 90095 (Map)

Parking: Guests should park in UCLA Parking Lot 2. Enter at Westholme (and Hilgard) and purchase a parking permit from lot attendant or from information kiosk. Parking is $11 per car. (Map)

Registration Information:

Discounted Registration Rates (includes dinner):

Ben Aaron 2011 Registration Form : Please fill out the registration form and mail/drop-off info stub with payment to IRLE. Registration & payment must be recieved by Monday, November 14, 2011. Space is limited.



This lecture series is held annually in honor of Benjamin Aaron (1915-2007) who was a leading expert on U.S. and comparative labor law. He joined the staff of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (then called the Institute of Industrial Relations) in 1946 and served as its Director from 1960 to 1975. Professor Aaron was also Professor of Law at UCLA from 1960 until his death in 2007

This event is sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Los Angeles County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section and the Project on Work and Employment Regulation, UCLA School of Law