Reflections on the Resurgence in Anti-Union Legislative Activity in Indiana and Beyond

Labor Studies is happy to announce an upcoming Labor Studies brown-bag lunch talk on Nov. 8 by Nancy Guyott, former president of Indiana’s American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) from 2009-2013.  During her term, this former AFL-CIO Counsel, Indiana’s first woman to head of the AFL-CIO, led mass protests at the Statehouse against the so-called “right-to-work” bill, passed by the state legislature and governor in 2011-12.  With this law Indiana became the first industrial Midwest state to prohibit union security clauses requiring membership or agency fee (or charitable donation substitutes) as a condition of employment.  Non-union member employees receive all union-negotiated benefits without such union dues.

Since the 2010 election, organized labor has been faced with an onslaught of legislative and legal challenges. Come and learn from someone who lived at the center of that whirlwind during the most challenging period for organized labor in decades. Let's discuss the origin of the attacks and lessons learned from the battles. Don't miss this unique opportunity to be a part of the solution!


Thursday, November 8, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm


IMU Persimmon Room
900 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405


Please call (812) 855-9084 or email to register.