Labor Prof Bruno in Media Demand

06 Jul 2011 1:50 PM | Emily Smith (Administrator)
The University of Illinois' Labor and Employment Relations prof and director of the Labor Education Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Bob Bruno, was interviewed on First Business on July 6, 2011. He discussed the controversy surrounding Boeing's building a new plant in South Carolina. The National Labor Relations Board has challenged the move as being a reaction to strikes at the plane builder's plants in Washington State. Bruno also commented on the professional football and basketball strikes. "Unlike an auto worker," he said, "in pro sports the player is the product." But the dynamics of auto worker and pro athlete are the same: "a battle on how the wealth is to be distributed." On June 30, 2011, Bruno was also interviewed on Illinois' new Workers' Compensation Law on Focus 580 on WILL, the University of Illinois' public radio station. That 53-minute interview is available as a podcast.
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