NLG Labor and Employment Committee


Labor & Employment Committee

Members of the L&E Committee work in many sectors of the progressive movement. The L&EC works on a broad range of projects and integrates its work with the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, NELA and other professional associations related to its members.

Members are involved in actively researching cross-border litigation strategies to assist the growing Mexican workers movement of the Maquiladoras.  We work closely with the Guild's Sugar Law Center and others to improve conditions in poor and working communities.

MEMBERSHIP.  L&EC members' Areas of Practice or Concentrations include, among other things: Disability Rights, Economic Rights, Employment, Labor/Union, Sexual Harassment, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and Workers Compensation.  We also have members who do tort cases involving personal injury and wrongful death as well as class actions related to workers and others active in the community who are concerned with toxics as they affect workers.  IF YOU PRACTICE in any of these areas, please consider joining our committee.  Contact Fran Schreiberg at or call her at 510-302-1071 for membership information.

Annual dues are $25 for attorneys and $15 for law students, legal workers, union members, and other friends.  Make your check payable to the NLG L&EC.  Send it to Fran c/o Kazan et al., 171 - 12th Street 3d floor, Oakland, CA 94607.

NEWSLETTER.  The L&EC publishes a newsletter twice a year to coincide with the annual AFL-CIO Lawyers' Coordinating Committee meeting (usually in May) and the annual NLG Convention (usually in the fall). If you would like to contribute an article, contact Fran Schreiberg.

LEADERSHIP.  For more information about the L&EC, contact co-cahir Polly Halfkenny at or call her at 412-471-8919, or co-chair Bryan Decker at or call him at 617-338-0400.

NLG L&E Committee Reports/Articles

October news letter part 1 and part 2
NLG Report on the L&E Committee Delegation to Cuba, 2001
* New
Mandatory Arbitration of Statutory Rights
California's Little Norris-LaGuardia Act - A Favorable Preliminary Report
Another Strawberry Victory

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