The Importance of Protecting Employees' Collective Actions
This Continuing Legal Education Unit is an immersion for Attorneys that explores issues surrounding Collective Actions Suits, an area of law relating to Class Actions.
In conjunction with SECCA’s newest exhibit, Collective Actions, SECCA will present a 90 minute, free, lunchtime CLE that will examine the interplay between Free Speech and the right of employees in the workplace to undertake Concerted Activities to improve their working conditions.
The program will begin with a brief history of the National Labor Relations Act and its enforcement, including a focus on the right of Concerted Activities. Attendees will learn of the rights of employees to undertake collective actions to enhance their status and achieve common goals. The parallels between these economic freedoms and creative freedoms, in literature and the visual arts will then be compared, with a focus on the core principles being advanced by both artists and critics. A history of legal censorship in the United States will be presented, as will the current status of such efforts. At the conclusion of the 90 minute formal presentation, Participants will be provided with a tour of the current Collective Actions Exhibition, and will be challenged to consider the larger world perspective of cultural friction and its implications.
Presented by Blanco Tackabery Attorneys at Law in partnership with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art