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The Labor & Employment Committee has created a booklet for picketers, titled You Have the Right to be Heard (in color), a counterpart to the National Lawyers Guild series You Have the Right to Remain Silent and the Know Your Rights booklets that the Guild's National Police Accountability Project has published. 

You can get the original booklet which details the rights of all protestors here.  

Our booklet lays out the basic First Amendment and NLRA rights that workers have, both inside and outside the workplace, with particular emphasis on the rules that apply while picketing, when engaged in civil disobedience, and if arrested.

We have prepared a version of You Have the Right to be Heard (in b/w) that anyone can download, print, fold and cut to make their own booklets.  Click here for folding instructions.  We are also producing a version in Spanish, which should be posted sometime in the next month.

We also have a Los Angeles version (in color) available here.  
You should also take a look at the invaluable Know Your Rights pamphlet that the New York City Chapter has produced to inform both organized and unorganized workers of their rights under federal and New York law.  You can download that pamphlet here.  Printing instructions are here.


Know Your Economic Human Rights!

The International Committee's annual CLE event will take place Thursday August 4, 1:00 - 5:00 pm at the NLG Convention in New York City.  It features noted experts Jeanne Mirer, Andrew Reid, Eric Tars, and more.  Jeanne has written extensively on the application of international human rights law to labor law in the U.S., arguing that it should invalidate so-called "right-to-work" laws, prohibitions against collective bargaining for public sector workers in North Carolina qand elsewhere, and laws depriving public sector workers of the right to strike, such as the Taylor Law in New York.

This program will focus on economic human rights, their scope and application, relevant human rights conventions and treaties, and strategies for applying and using these conventions and rights in active practice.  Economic human rights include, but are not limited to, the right to water, the right to housing, the right to social security, the right to food, and the right to health.  As people are struggling across the U.S. for eocnomic human rights, from Flint to Claifornia to New York, learn aobut how you can include these important arguments and legal rights in your practice to support these movements.

Application for NY accreditation of this course is pending.  The course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.  Register here.