2018 News

Faculty & Staff

“I think for some unions it will be existential, in the sense that they haven’t prepared for it and don’t have the solidarity to survive it,” said Paul Secunda, a labor law professor at Marquette University Law School. “The unions that are run well and have dedicated members will come out okay, and those that are just relying upon the mandatory fees will not.”

Faculty & Staff

“Just because we don't know exactly what they're going to be putting in the water, it's difficult to predict exactly what's going to come out on the other side,” said Professor David Strifling, who is the Director of Water Law and Policy at Marquette University Law School.

Foxconn wouldn't be the first. Many other industries -- Georgia Pacific for example -- work with municipalities for water they use. But some people are concerned about quality and what this could mean for communities along the lakeshore.

“Here's what to be thinking about. You need to look at what the Foxconn process looks like, their permit applications start coming in, try to figure out exactly what they are going to be putting into the water, and then evaluate that against what their treatment process is, and what the Racine treatment facility process is,” said Professor Strifling.