Hamline News

March 21, 2012

Professor Larson speaks to media

Hamline Law professor David Allen Larson was interviewed by the Minnesota Daily regarding the labor union representation election scheduled for mid-March. The election will determine whether graduate students at the University of Minnesota will join a union and be represented by the United Auto Workers. The article appeared in the Minnesota Daily March 19, 2012.

Larson described unions as a “headline issue” right now, from Wisconsin’s collective bargaining law passed last year to the right-to-work bill currently in Minnesota’s Legislature.

“Things are extremely polarized in terms of union organizing,” Larson said. “Any attempt is going to be very contentious.”

Read more:
MN Daily: In vote this week, graduate workers take sides on union backed by UAW