Department of Justice Antitrust Division Announces Agenda and Panelists for Joint Agency Workshop on Competition in Labor Markets with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

(STL.News) – The Department of Justice has released the agenda and list of participants for its public workshop on the role of antitrust enforcement in labor markets and promoting robust competition for the American worker.  The workshop will be the first in a two-part series hosted together with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

The first workshop, which the Justice Department will host on Sept. 23, 2019, will cover a variety of labor competition issues, including, among other topics, anticompetitive no-poach and wage-fixing agreements, approaches to labor market definition, the role of employer collaboration and contractual arrangements between employers on competition for workers, labor monopsony in merger enforcement, and antitrust exemptions for union activity and collective bargaining. Panelists will discuss recent developments in the law, economic research, and policy proposals, as well as how to effectively develop cases challenging labor monopsony.