CIHLER Represented at Georgetown Law Continuing Legal Education Session

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Center director David Sherwyn was the moderator in November of a Continuing Legal Education Panel at the Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown Law School. The panel examined the legal aspects of union organizing through card-check neutrality agreements. Sherwyn has examined this issue in detail in a report published by the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research. The attraction of these agreements for employers is labor peace. However, the downside is that “neutrality” means that employers cede their rights to present their case to employees. Moreover, both employers and employees lose the possibility of an anonymous up-or-down vote for representation. Panelists examined employers’ potential responses to union requests for a card-check agreement.