About César F. Rosado Marzán
Professor Rosado Marzán is the Chicago-Kent 2017 Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar. He will also be a visiting professor at the University of Iowa College of Law during the fall 2017 term.
Trained as a sociologist and an attorney, Professor Rosado Marzán's research interests lie at the intersection of qualitative empirical research and law. His current project, a case study of a Chicago worker center, attempts to understand how worker centers may contribute to a moral project that helps to reduce wage and income inequality. He is also working on a doctrinal project (with Professor Sergio Gamonal C. of the Adolfo Ibañez University of Chile), which attempts to provide fresh meaning to U.S. work law through so-called Latin American principles of work law.
He is the author (with Sergio Gamonal C.) of El Principio de Protección del Trabajador en el Derecho Norteamericano (Legal Publishing/Thomson Reuters) and editor (with Meron Kebede) of The Regulation of Compensation: Proceedings of the New York University 66th Annual Conference on Labor (Lexis 2014). His work has appeared in law reviews, law journals, and edited books in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, including the Minnesota Law Review, UC Irvine Law Review, Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, Revista de Derecho Laboral y Seguridad Social, Revista del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, among others.
He has been a guest professor at Stockholm University's Law Department, a visiting professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation and the Oñati Institute for the Sociology of Law. He was a member of the Regulating Markets and Labour Program at Stockholm University, which funded a number of his projects. He was a Princeton University Presidential Fellow and a José Padín Scholar at Haverford College. He is an active member of the Law & Society Association, where he has served in a number of committees and research collaborative networks, the American Sociological Association, the International Sociological Association, and the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois, among other professional associations. Before arriving at IIT Chicago-Kent, Professor Rosado Marzán practiced union-side labor law in New York and Puerto Rico.
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Organizing the State: The 'New Labor Law' Seen from the Bottom-Up Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law (2018)
U.S. labor and employment law is broken. Evidence of the decay can be gleaned from the steep decline in unions and collective bargaining, inadequate employment protections, ineffective enforcement of many employment laws, and correlative increases ...
The Labor Judge Unleashed: Rule of Law and Labor Rights in "Neoliberal" Chile Law & Social Inquiry (2018)
Hoping to improve labor justice, some Latin American countries have reformed their labor courts without necessarily buttressing working-class power. Class power theories make us skeptical of these state-centric strategies for labor rights. Will the “rule-of-law” ...
Worker Centers and the Moral Economy: Disrupting through Brokerage, Prestige, and Moral Framing University of Chicago Legal Forum (2017)
Social scientists have shown that labor unions helped to maintain economic inequality in check in the United States from about the 1950s until about the 1970s by, inter alia, using their once formidable resources to ...
Danbury Hatters in Sweden: A U.S. Perspective on the Available Remedies and Sanctions for Employers Who Suffer Unfair Labor Practices by Labor Unions The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations (2014)
The European Court of Justice's ("ECJ") Laval quartet held that worker collective actions that impacted freedom of services and establishment in the E.U. violated E.U. law. After Laval, the Swedish Labor Court imposed exemplary or ...
Labor's Soft Means and Hard Challenges: Fundamental Discrepancies and the Promise of Non-Binding Arbitration for International Framework Agreements Minnesota Law Review (2014)
Globalization has led to union decline almost universally across the world’s capitalist democracies. But despite globalization, global labor unions have been able to sign International Framework Agreements (“IFAs”) with more than 110 multinational corporations that ...
Protecting Workers as a Matter of Principle: A Latin American View of U.S. Work Law Washington University Global Studies Law Review (2014)
Scholars have noted that judicial conservatism has eroded labor and employment law (hereinafter referred to as “work law”) in the U.S. and elsewhere. The Roberts Court has kept in line with such conservatism, perhaps with ...
Punishment and Work Law Compliance: Lessons from Chile Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal (2012)
Workplace law activists and reformers find it increasingly more difficult to obtain redress for violation of workers’ rights. Some of them are calling for stricter enforcement and tougher penalties to bring employers into compliance. However, ...