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April 17, 2003

Press Contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, (512) 471.7330, or
Joe Youngblood, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 512-658-0440, or
Robert D. Meckel, UT-Austin Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847

Event: Getman to Speak at International Conference on Future of Labor Unions, April 22-24

Experts speaking in Washington, D.C., include Jack Getman of UT Law and Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall of the LBJ School of Public Affairs

EVENT: "The Future of Organized Labor: Restoring the Balance in a Time of Growing Inequality." A three-day conference on the challenges faced by labor unions in the New Economy that features 50 distinguished international business and labor leaders and scholars, including two former U.S. secretaries of labor-Ray Marshall and Bill Brock, and UT Law’s Jack Getman, a leading academic on U.S. labor law.

WHEN: 6-8 p.m., April 22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., April 23, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., April 24

WHERE: Washington Court Hotel at the Capitol, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

BACKGROUND: Topics discussed will include the effects of the war on terrorism on labor policy and law, immigration and organizing, and the strengths and weaknesses of 21st Century labor unions in the U.S., Europe and the developing world. The conference is by invitation only to about 50 academics and practitioners who are concerned with the future role of unions in the changing global economy. Members of the media are welcome to attend.
This event is sponsored by the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, a research center of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.