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Colloquium Series

Institute for Workplace Studies-Colloquium Series WS002

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Are Public Sector Unions Inconsistent with Good Government? with Martin F. Scheinman and Daniel DiSalvo

Time & Location: The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street (between Madison and Fifth) in Manhattan from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

In New York State, approximately 70 percent of state workers belong to public sector unions. Thanks to their unions, janitors, teachers, firefighters, police officers, sanitation workers, and office workers can count on good pay and benefits and a voice in how their employer operates. In the early days of public sector unionization, from teachers to police officers, public employees and their unions enjoyed unparalleled political influence both in the legislature and in the operation of the executive branch. The tide has turned -- at least temporarily -- with even traditionally pro-union states and politicians engaged in various level of conflict with their public sector unions. Is this a good thing and what is the proper place, if any, of public sector unions in a democracy?

Join us at the Cornell Club on May 10th as labor and employment arbitrator and mediator Martin F. Scheinman and the Manhattan Institute's Daniel DiSalvo take opposite sides of the debate.

If you have dietary restrictions, please contact Katie Briggs kb41@cornell.edu.