March 31, 2008
Wayne Morse Resident Scholar Gordon Lafer to Speak on “Enduring Feudalism? The State of Federal Labor Law,” Monday, April 7
Gordon Lafer, Wayne Morse Resident Scholar and associate professor of the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center and Department of Political Science, will speak on “Enduring Feudalism? The State of Federal Labor Law,” on Monday, April 7 at noon at the Knight Law Center, room 141, 1515 Agate Street in Eugene, Ore. A discussion and reception will follow Professor Lafer’s speech at the Wayne Morse Center, 220 Knight Law Center.
Professor Lafer’s speech will include a discussion of the difference between employer and employee free speech rights at the workplace and will examine the legal rights of employees to participate as citizens in elections to public office compared with workplace elections for unionization.
As a Wayne Morse Resident Scholar, Professor Lafer is completing research and writing on reforming national standards for workplace elections, arguing that current election practices don’t pass the test for “free and fair” elections.