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Thank you, I am delighted to be here. When Professor Fisk and the editors of the Journal asked if I would be willing to give the Feller Lecture this year, I did not hesitate for a moment. It goes without saying that, for a labor law professor, to give a lecture that commemorates David Feller is truly a special honor. While I never had the chance to meet him, his work as an advocate and scholar serves as an example for everyone in the field. I am grateful to the Journal and to the Feller family for the opportunity to be with you, and I am particularly grateful for the opportunity to be with you today, in this moment in our country’s history.

Everyone in this audience is well aware of the problems plaguing working people in America. Income inequality in the United States is at stunningly high levels, leading commentators to term this era the “new Gilded Age.” The statistics are by now familiar, but they are worth reiterating. The wealthiest one percent of Americans takes home nearly a quarter of our national income and owns forty percent of the nation’s wealth.


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David E. Feller Memorial Labor Law Lecture, April 5, 2018.