Concurrent Session
A Portrait of a Modern Labor Dispute
Wednesday 06/19/2013 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM   Add to calendar
1.25 HR Credit | Competencies: Critical Evaluation
Workplace Application:
Using security and news videos, you will witness first-hand a violent labor dispute and learn the frailties of our legal system's ability to handle such conduct. 

Godiner and Abramov played a key role in resolving a violent labor dispute between EGT (Export Grain Terminal) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Their presentation, which includes extensive security camera and television news footage, takes you into the heart of the dispute, and examines the numerous legal challenges they and their client faced in seeking enforcement of federal court orders, securing police protection and successfully resolving the dispute. Learn what options you have when a union refuses to abide by the law and what leverage you can muster to make a union cease unlawful conduct. You will learn through viewing actual events how collective bargaining can occur in the context of sometimes violent union conduct.

Clifford Godiner Photo
Clifford Godiner, Partner,
Thompson Coburn LLP
Hope Abramov Photo
Hope Abramov, partner,
Thompson Coburn LLP