Issue: June 2018

A Message from the Chairs

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

It is hard to believe that it has been over a month since our meeting in Milan. Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the Milan meeting the success it was.

We now look forward to the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s 12th Annual Conference, which will take place from November 7-10, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Our Committee will present the following programs during the Conference, which will focus on current labor and employment issues around the globe:

  • A panel on gender-based violence and harassment will discuss the continued evolution of the #metoo movement and recent issues in human trafficking and gender violence in the workplace;
  •  A program on the Gig Economy will ask the tough questions of where we are and where we are going and whether the Gig Economy is in fact "working" anywhere and for anyone around the world.
  • Finally, we will present a session focusing on how advocacy and litigation compare around the world in labor and employment disputes.

We thank our Track Coordinators, Clare Murray, Bronwyn McKenna and Maryann Parker, for their work on planning and organizing the panels for the Annual Section Conference. We look forward to these timely and thought-provoking programs and hope to connect with many of you during the San Francisco  Conference. You will receive more information about the substantive and social programs in San Francisco, including the International Labor and Employment Law Committee dinner, which has become a wonderful annual tradition.

We are excited to be planning our next Midyear Meeting in May 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This will be the first time our Committee travels to Latin America for a meeting, and we look forward to expanding our already active group of attendees and members from Latin America. A Host Committee for Buenos Aires is already in formation, so please reach out to us if you would like to be a member. More about Buenos Aires (including the meeting hotel reveal) in future newsletters and at the San Francisco Conference in November.

We encourage all of you to submit articles for publication in this newsletter to our Editor, Professor Rick Bales, and, of course, your ideas and suggestions for future panels and meetings to us as Committee co-chairs.

We hope you all enjoy the summer, and we look forward to re-connecting with many of you in November in San Francisco!

Warm regards,

Katherine Blostein (Employee Co-chair), Mike Delikat (Employer Co-chair), Owen Herrnstadt (Union & Employee Co-chair)