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    2016 EVENTS at the LCC

    in CHICAGO

    AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

    Conference at Chicago Hilton

    720 South Michigan Avenue

    May 10 - 12, 2016

    NLG L&EC meeting

    May 12, 2016 - 1:00 - 2:15 pm
    room to be noted at our display table

    or call Bob Willis at (919) 815-7170

    Chicago Hilton

    Members and non-members are welcome. Bring your own lunch -- there are a few places where lunch can be purchased close to hotel.  RSVP appreciated, but not required.



    NLG Breakfast

    Friday May 13, 2016 - 6:50 - 8:00 am

    From Workers' Centers to Labor Unions:  the Struggle at B&H Photo, a Model for Labor's Future?

    In late 2015 and early 2016, the mostly immigrant workers at the B&H Photo Warehouses and Store in New York successfully unionized their workplaces.  The Steelworkers' campaign for the Union election was largely powered by the organizers and supporters of the Laundry Workers' Center (LWC), which has been organizing low-wage immigrant workers for the last four years and has had major successes developing worker leaders and promoting workers' rights through their leadership institute.  The Laundry Workers' Center and the United Steelworkers developed a collaboration which facilitated this success and the empowerment of more than 300 workers.  This story has implications for the broader labor movement.

    Speakers:  Brad Manzolillo, Organizing Counsel for the United Steelworkers;  Kristina Mazzocchi, Mirer, Mazzocchi, Schalet & Julien

    Breakfast is $20 to L&EC dues paying members, and $40 for non members.  To join as a new member and come to the breakfast, $50 ($10 discount).

    Pay for breakfast or pay dues HERE

    CLICK HERE for the BREAKFAST leaflet

    Please RSVP to fcs@kazanlaw.com so we can order breakfasts ahead of time.


    LCC Roundtable

    Friday May 13 - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
    Chicago Hilton

    Worker Centers & Section 7 Rights 

    The roundtable will cover the common interests and differing needs of worker centers and the labor movement and what labor lawyers can contribute to worker center campaigns.  Join us to add your own insights and experiences.  No RSVP required.

    Speakers:  Josh Adams, Bush Gottlieb;  Leone Bicchieri, Chicago Workers Collaborative;  Eli Naduris-Weissman, Rothner Segall & Greenstone