Standing up for the Real Joe the Plumbers: Social Justice Lawyering in the Age of Obama
Mon., Feb. 9, 4:30 pm (127, reception to follow in Alumni Reading Room)
On Monday, February 9, 2009 at 4:30 p.m., Judith Scott, General Counsel for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Washington, DC, will deliver the 2008-2009 Preiskel-Silverman Lecture at Yale Law School in Room 127. Her talk is entitled, “Standing up for the Real Joe the Plumbers: Social Justice Lawyering in the Age of Obama.” A reception will follow the lecture in the Alumni Reading Room.
Ms. Scott has served since 1997 as General Counsel of the SEIU, the largest and fastest growing labor union in the U.S. private sector representing over 2 million workers. She is also a member of the Washington, DC labor law firm of James & Hoffman.
The SEIU organizes among low-wage immigrant workers and is the largest healthcare union in the U.S. The Union is known for its innovative organizing tactics and legal strategies in North America and for addressing the needs of workers often considered outside the reach of traditional labor law protection. SEIU has also launched organizing initiatives with other unions throughout the world, seeking global organizing agreements with multi-national corporations in the property services sector.