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Protecting the Right to Organize: Applying a Legal Skillset to Empower Workers

October 20, 2022

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

WCC; 2009 Classroom

Join Wasserstein Fellow and Labor Lawyer Bart Sheard as he discusses different career paths to support workers’ collective action and fight for better wages and working conditions. Labor movement work includes numerous roles each suited to meet related but discrete needs. Whether through government, legislation, administrative agencies or the courts, there are fantastic opportunities to fight for progress and workers’ rights. Learn what roles might be best suited to your interests and work style, and how to prepare for a successful career as a labor lawyer.

Lunch provided. RSVP below.

Bart Sheard is a legislative representative for the AFL-CIO where he advocates for workers on Capitol Hill. Prior to joining the AFL-CIO, Bart worked at the union-side law firm Sherman Dunn in Washington, D.C. representing unions and workers before the National Labor Relations Board and federal courts. Bart also served as Labor Counsel to U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. He is a 2015 graduate of the George Washington University Law School.

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