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Unions Tell NLRB That Inflatable Rat Display Is Free Speech
November 27, 2020
Joel D'Alba and Susan Matta were mentioned in an article on Law360 titled "Unions Tell NLRB That Inflatable Rat Display is Free Speech." The article discusses briefing filed by Mr. D'Alba and Ms. Matta on behalf of the Illinois AFL-CIO, the Chicago Federation of Labor, and the Chicago and Cook County Building & Construction Trades Council, in a case before the National Labor Relations Board challenging unions' use of a large inflatable rat, known as "Scabby the Rat," during pickets and labor disputes. The unions' briefing argues that "Scabby" is an important symbol for the labor movement, and that the peaceful use of this symbol during labor disputes is protected free speech. Read the full article on the Law360 website.
MARGARET ANGELUCCI MENTIONED IN CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN ARTICLE ON DISCRIMINATION SUIT AGAINST UNIVERSITY
May 19, 2020
Margaret Angelucci was mentioned in a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article titled "Emails to lawyer stay privileged." The article discusses Judge Matthew Kennelly's opinion in a race and sex discrimination lawsuit brought by a law professor against DePaul University. In its opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that the professor did not waive her attorney-client privilege by using the University's email system to communicate with her attorney. Read the full article on the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin website.
Matt Pierce quoted in chicago daily law bulletin article on age discrimination case AGAINST vILLAGE
May 14, 2020
Matt Pierce was quoted in an article discussing Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman's decision in an age discrimination lawsuit against the Village of Alsip. In its decision, the the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied the Village's motion for summary judgment and allowed the Plaintiff, a former 911 dispatcher for the Village, to proceed to trial on her claims. Read the full article on the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin website.
Marvin Gittler Interviewed in CHicago Lawyer Article, "Mediators seek peace Amid Labor Wars"
February 1, 2013
Marvin Gittler discusses his representation of the Chicago Federation of Musicians during the one-day musicians strike at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2012, as well as the role of mediators in resolving disputes that arise during union contract negotiations. Read the full article at the Chicago Lawyer website.