Workplace inequality topic of Stetson Law Review symposium

Questioning how labor and employment laws can address growing workplace inequality was the topic of the Stetson Law Review symposium on March 6 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida.

Wilma Liebman provided the keynote.

Wilma Liebman, former NLRB chair, provided the keynote.

The program included keynote speaker Wilma Liebman, former chair of the National Labor Relations Board; featured speaker Timothy Noah, the labor and employment editor for Politico and author of The Great Divergence; and moderator David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, distinguished visiting lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law and the editor of Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality.

“The law didn’t create labor power, labor did, ” said Liebman.

The symposium topic, “Inequality, Opportunity, and the Law of the Workplace,” explored growing economic inequality in the U.S., opportunities for upward mobility, and the proper role of labor and employment laws in ensuring adequate opportunities for mobility.

Symposium articles will be published in the Stetson Law Review. To learn more about the Stetson Law Review, visit http://www.stetson.edu/law/lawreview/.