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Berkeley Labor Conference

Friday, April 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Description of events for Berkeley Labor Conference

Join BJELL for a day-long series of events featuring union activists, community organizers, and labor lawyers discussing the current upsurge in unionization struggles, strategies for the next organizing campaigns, and what lawyers can do to help.

RSVP here for breakfast and lunch.


9:00 AM in Room 130
Unions 101
Berkeley Law and Organizing Collective

9:00AM in Room 105
Lawyers Supporting New Union Elections
National Labor Relations Board- Region 20 

10:00 AM in Room 105
Organizing Home Care Workers
Stasha Lampert and Jeff Armstrong (SEIU 2015) Moderated by Joshua Wilner (Class of 2023)

11:00 AM in Room 130
Know Your Rights Training- Protecting Yourself While on Strike
Presenter TBA

11:00 AM in Room 105
Bringing Labor Class Actions
Mark Burton (Audet & Partners), Moira Heiges-Goepfert (Outten & Golden), Danielle Fuschetti (Sanford Heisler Sharp), Sean Kolkey (Sanford Heisler Sharp). Moderated by Leila Hooshyar (Class of 2025)

1:00 PM in Room 105
Equal Pay Today!
Jessica Stender (ERA), Therese Lawless (Lawless Lawless & McGrath) Moderated by Victoria Wang (Class of 2023)

2:15 PM in Room 105
Railroad Workers United: Railroad Safety, Government Inference, and the Future of the Labor Movement in Key Industries
Ron Kaminkow (Railroad Workers United). Moderated by Ben Trouvais (Class of 2023)

3:30 PM in Room 105
Higher Education Worker Activism: Forming Unions, Striking, and What’s Next
Todd Wolfson (Rutgers AAUP-AFT), UAW 2865, Student Workers of Columbia UAW 2710. Moderated by Ben LaZebnik (Class of 2024)

Keynote Speaker Event
6:00 PM in Room 105
Fighting Times: Organizing on the Front Lines of the Class War with Jon Melrod. Moderated by Rachel Schuster (BJELL Co-Editor in Chief, Class of 2023)


Friday, April 7, 2023
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Will participants be asked to keep cameras on?
Will there be breakout rooms?
Will the public chat be on or off?


105 Law Building


Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law

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