March 29: Metropolitan State’s Joint Bargaining Unit Group presents Unions in the 21st Century: Preparing for a Post-Janus Reality

By Robert Boos
Posted March 21, 2018

March 29: Metropolitan State’s Joint Bargaining Unit Group presents Unions in the 21st Century: Preparing for a Post-Janus Reality

Metropolitan State University’s Joint Bargaining Unit Group presents a free lunch and panel discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m., March 29, in New Main Great Hall, Saint Paul Campus, on the history, contributions, and existential challenges facing organized labor. The event is open to the community and  students are encouraged to attend.

Panelists Peter Rachleff, director, East Side Freedom Library; Ron Rollins, attorney at law, Middle Management Association; and Metropolitan State Professor Emeritus Tom O’Connell will discuss three themes: what are the threats facing unions today, how do unions recruit membership in a post-Janus decision world, and what is the public perception of unions today?

A question and answer session will follow. Lunch catered by Green Mill, with snacks and coffee provided by the Office of the President.

The Metropolitan State Joint Bargaining Unit Group includes members of American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3998, Middle Management Association (MMA), Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAAF), Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE), and Inter Faculty Organization (IFO).