Kate Bronfenbrenner, ILR School senior lecturer on labor relations, spoke with journalists March 9 in New York City about the pending federal rule change related to the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and how the recent U.S. Supreme Court landmark decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which abolished campaign-spending limits, changes the playing field for labor.

Bronfenbrenner studies union and employer strategies in organizing and bargaining in the global economy, and has done extensive research on the impact of trade policy on employment, wages and unionization.