TONIGHT: There’s a very interesting talk taking place on Monday April 16th at 6 p.m. at Ryerson. Mark it down. It’s free.
Professor Paul Secunda from Marquette Law School in Milwaukee will be discussing the events that occurred in Wisconsin over the past year, where a very right wing Governor (Scott Walker) launched an all out assault on labour rights of public sector workers. Perhaps to his surprise, Wisconsins rebelled, senators fled the jurisdiction, and an unprecedented successful recall movement emerged, gathering over 1 million signatures seeking a recall election to remove Governor Walker and some other Republican Senators that supported the laws.
I will be introducing Paul. Here is the flyer for the event.
Paul has described some of these crazy events in a Guest Blog here. I have also discussed the Wisconsin situation a number of others times, including here and here, with this very funny clip from Jon Stewart.
By the way, Paul is in town to teach a course on American labor law in the Osgoode LLM program in labour and employment law. John Craig (Heenan Blaikie) and I are Directors of that program, and we are gearing up for a new cohort beginning January 2013. If you are interested in this program, check out the flyer information here.