Robert Bruno, Professor of Labor and Employment Relations, and Director of the Labor Education Program
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. (including light dinner)
212 Honors House (unless otherwise notified)
Whether or not you will ever become a union member, issues related to organized labor have direct impact on all workers – who may also experience more subtle effects. Understanding broad history and upcoming changes through recent court cases will provide context for important knowledge and tools.
Robert Bruno is a Professor of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he is the Director of the Labor Education Program. His research focuses on organized labor, workers’ rights, and political and economic trends related to these issues, as he probes the balance of power between large corporations and working-class Americans, the role of the workplace in civil society, the political power of labor organizations, and ways that unions promote worker interests.