University of Wisconsin–Madison

Alexia Kulwiec

JD

Associate Professor

alexia.kulwiec@wisc.edu

608-262-0593

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JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. Alexia previously worked as Chief Counsel to the SEIU Local 1 in Chicago, Illinois, and Associate General Counsel at the IUOE Local 150 before joining the School for Workers in 2014. She brings this experience to her work analyzing and contributing to national labor policy through her publications and brief writing as well as to the classroom. She also currently studies labor standards in U.S. agriculture and the food system. While always willing to tailor courses for local unions or other advocacy groups, Alexia currently offers programs in labor and employment law, wage and hour claims, union organizing campaigns, contract negotiations and interpretation, grievance arbitration, hearings before the NLRB, internal union governance, women’s leadership, employment discrimination, and workplace related immigration issues.

Publications in progress:

Amicus Curiae Brief before the National Labor Relations Board, Loshaw Thermal Technology, LLC, Case No. 05-CA-15869 (2018)(involving conversion of § 8(f) construction industry collective bargaining agreements to § 9(a) agreements).

Public Comment, Proposed Rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board, 83 FR 46681, 2018-19930 (November 2018) (involving joint employer standard).

Selected Publications:

The Developing Labor Law, Ch. 6 Contributing Editor (7th Ed. BNA Books, 2017).

Adapting to the Changing Patterns of Industrial Life: The Importance of the NLRB Decisions in Browning-Ferris and Miller & Anderson, Labor Law Journal, Vol. 67, No. 2, 360 (Wolters Kluwer, Summer 2016).

Contract Poultry Growers as Employees – An Alternative to the Fair Farmer Rules, Labor Law Journal, Vol. 68, No. 2, 128 (Walters Kluwer, Summer 2017).

Employee Voice – Unionization in Grocery Cooperatives
Cooperative Grocer (Cooperative Grocer Network, August 2017).

The Developing Labor Law, Ch. 6 Contributing Editor (2015 and Supplements, 6th Ed., BNA Books 2016).

Amicus Curiae Brief before the National Labor Relations Board, Miller & Anderson, Inc., Case No. 05-RC-079249, 364 NLRB No. 29 (2016).

Amicus Curiae Brief before the National Labor Relations Board, Northwestern and College Athletes Players Association (CAPA), 362 NLRB No. 167 (2015).

Book Review, Food Justice, Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi, MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2013, Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3 , 284 (Sage Publications, September 2015).

Book Review: Closing the Deficit: How Much can Later Retirement Help? Editors Gary Burtless, Henry J. Aaron, The Brookings Institute, 2013, Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, 110-11 (Sage Publications, March 2015).