Peter Olney, associate director of the Institute for Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley, has been involved in labor conflict and negotiations for about thirty years. He has been active in a handful of important strikes, unions, and labor movements, including the Los Angeles Manufacturing Action Project, the justice for janitors campaign, and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Between 1997 and 2001 he was the director of organizing for the ILWU itself, and has important insights into the negotiations and processes that took place during this still current conflict.
Peter Olney received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts and his Master's degree in business administration from UCLA.
Peter Olney's visit to the Athenaeum is the first in a series of presentations this semester that address conflict management and resolution sponsored by the Kravis Leadership Institute. Future programs include discussion of combating gang violence and diplomatic strategies in international conflict resolution.