March 07, 2011
Center for Labor and Employment Law of the St. John’s University
School of Law presents a symposium titled: The Theology of Work and
the Dignity of Workers on March 18-19.
The minimum wage is insufficient and the living wage initiative
has had a fitful contemporary history. Often those who are
fortunate to earn decent wages are working beyond exhaustion and
are in a chronic state of sleep deprivation.
This two-day conference will bring together prominent leaders
across a range of disciplines to explore issues surrounding the
Theology of Work and Dignity of Workers. Featured speakers
- Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of
- Denis Hughes, President, New York State AFL-CIO
- Bob King, President, the United Auto Workers Union (UAW)
- Gene Orza, Major League Baseball Players Association, Chief
- Robert Sugarman, Esq., National Chairman, The Anti-Defamation
- Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
- Jeff Zaino, Vice President, American Arbitration
Several panels are planned to discuss labor issues from
political, legal and religious standpoints. The featured panel is
titled "Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle
Shirtwaist Factory Fire" and will take place on March 18 at 3:15
Additional panels on Friday include: Employers, Employees,
Unions---Restoring the Common Good; Recent Supreme Court Decisions
and Their Likely Adverse Impact on Employment Arbitration; and
Religion in a Pluralistic Workplace---Striking the Appropriate
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO, will deliver the Conference
Keynote Address on Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday panels include: A Conversation with Catholic Bishops
and Scholars regarding The Theology of Work and the Dignity of
Workers; Interfaith Initiatives re: the Dignity of Work and
Workers; Catholic Social Teaching, Applied; The Intersections of
Labor/Civil/Human Rights; Ameliorating the Broken Employment
Relationship, and Restoring the Dignity of Workers: From the
Utility of Alternative Dispute Resolution to the Solidarity of
Labor Songs; and A Conversation on the Future of Labor.
His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop Emeritus,
Archdiocese of New York will present the Distinguished Lecture on
Saturday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Please visit the conference
website for a full agenda, details on additional speakers
and registration information.
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Director of Media Relations at St. John’s, by calling (718)
990-5789, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.