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10 Lab. & Emp. L. 1 (1979-1980)

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                                                        VOLUME X, NUMBER 1, DECEMBER 1979

     Annual Meeting a Success

Outgoing Section Chairman Howard Schulman pre-
sided over the Section's Annual Meeting in Dallas,
Texas, August 11-15. Highlights of the program in-
cluded the presentation by Robert J. Rabin, Section
Secretary, on labor law decisions of the United States
Supreme Court's 1978 term. Management and union
attorneys debated the significance of Connell, the
union's duty of fair representation, contingent em-
ployer liability insurance and multi-employer plan
problems under ERISA, new challenges in equal em-
ployment opportunity, public employee bargaining in
the 1980s, the impact of the presidential wage guide-
lines on collective bargaining, and transportation
deregulation and its significance in labor relations.
  The Honorable John R. Brown, Chief Judge of the
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit,
was the featured speaker at the Section's annual lun-

cheon on August 15. His presentation was both in-
cisive and humorous. The Chairman, other Board
members and the General Counsel of the National
Labor Relations Board participated along with other
officers and representatives from the United States
Department of Labor, the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission and other governmental
  A reception for members of the Section and guests
was held on Monday evening, August 13. The Council
of the Section and all of the Section's standing com-
mittees met at various times during the program.
Highlights of Committee reports were received, and
the Section elected its officers for the coming year
during business meetings scheduled throughout the
  As Chairman Elarbee accepted the gavel from out-
going Chairman Schulman at the conclusion of the
meeting, all agreed that it had indeed been one of the
most unusual and profitable meetings yet.


It is difficult to realize that in just a short while our
midwintei meeting will be taking place. There are
many things going on in the Section, some of which
will be relayed to you- in more
detail in other parts of this
letter. I know many of you are
aware that we had a horren-
dous foul-up in the computer
at ABA Headquarters in Chi-
cago this year which leaves a
great deal to be desired insofar
as committee appointments are
concerned. For example, some
extremely  active committee   Fred W. Elarbee, Jr.
members were le-ft off 'the,'omputer list -and some
management members were avpointed to the labor
side and vice versa. Needlesrs to say, it has 6een a ter-
rible job to get straightened out. If you will -bear with
me, I assure you that we will get your name in the
right place. In the meantime, those of you who-have
been on a committee and desire to stay on the same

committee can be sure you are still on it unless you
have received word that you have been changed.
   Because of my belief that there has been a prolifer-
 ation of Institutes and Seminars in the labor law field,
 I decided not to have an Institute this fall. I thought it
 would be more desirable to concentrate on a single In-
 stitute in the spring which would at least give us the
 benefit of the decisions which usually come out of the
 Supreme Court in the fall of the year. Moreover, I
 thought that some developing areas of the law would
 be more definitive and better subject matter by next
 April or May.
   The initial work on the new Developing Labor
Law, Second Edition, has been completed on sched-
.ule. The original efforts by Professor Morris of South-
ern Methodist University in putting together the five-
year supplement, additional annual supplements and
the original book have been completed and the chap-
ters of all these materials are now in the hands of the
various subcommittee members of the Developing
                            (continued next page)1

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