Friday Replay: Union Strong
With Guest: Al Gordon O’Connell, Managing Partner, Pyle Rome
Collective bargaining has been a part of campus labor for decades, but with unionization of Resident Assistants, Grad Students and other campus personnel on the rise, as well as students unionizing in their off campus jobs - Unions are HOT. This episode will feature labor attorney, Al Gordon O’Connell to discuss labor and organizing origins and trends.
Al Gordon O’Connell is a Managing Partner at the firm, Pyle Rome. A labor and employment firm in Boston, MA. As a partner with the firm, Al has a varied labor and employment practice, handling matters before the courts, arbitrators, and a number of federal and state administrative agencies, such as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the Vermont Labor Relations Board, and the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations, Civil Service Commission, and Commission Against Discrimination. He also advises labor unions in collective bargaining and matters of contract administration, employee representation, and internal union affairs.
He has also worked as a legal writer and managing editor for a national legal publishing firm and has served as contributor and editor of a number of labor and employment publications, including the Union Contract Law Bulletin and Practical Dispute Resolution. In addition to his practice of law, Al has also served as a part-time faculty member at the Boston University School of Law, where he has taught seminars in legal research and writing.
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Thanks for sharing this - as an adjunct at two colleges in TN, I fully support unionization of university faculty and staff. Unless pay and working conditions improve, the part-timers and support staff upon which universities depend to function will find other options - and students will be the ultimate losers.