Solidarity Forever: An Idea and its Roots in Catholic Social Thought

Jan 26, 2012
Swift Hall, Room 106
1025 E 58th St,
Chicago, IL 60637
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Thomas C. KohlerBoston College Law School

Before “solidarity” became a legal concept and later the name of the Polish labor movement, it developed as an economic, political, social, but most fundamentally a theological idea from which the rest of the Catholic social teaching tradition developed.

Thomas C. Kohler is Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. He writes extensively about domestic and comparative labor and employment law issues; mediating institutions; and theories of civil society and personhood.  Among his most recent publications is “Decentralizing Industrial Relations: The American Situation and its Significance in Comparative Perspective” in Decentraling Industrial Relations and the Role of Labour Unions and Employee Representatives.