Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2866

Labor Relations in Exceptionally Challenging Times

October 14, 2011 - Fairport, NY

Conference sponsored by:
Labor and Employment Relations Association Chapters in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and Cornell ILR Labor Programs

Friday, October 14, 2011
Woodcliff Hotel, Fairport, NY -- www.woodclifflodge.com  

8:15 – 9:00    Registration/continental breakfast
 
9:00 – 9:10    Welcome/ Opening Remarks (LERA Chapter Chairs)
 
9:10 – 10:00  David Cay Johnston, Reuters Columnist, Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, an IRE Medal and the George Polk Award
 
10:00 – 10:15 BREAK
 
10:15 – 11:45 Panel - "Labor-Management Relations That Work"
Featuring representatives from:
* Cutco Cutlery Corporation and United Steelworkers Local 5429
* Genesee Brewery and Teamsters Local 118
* Western NY Off-Track Betting and Service Employees Int’l Union Local 200
* Dunkirk Central School District and New York State United Teachers

noon – 1:00    Lunch

1:15 - 2:30     Workshops (select one)

  • * NLRB Update - Barney Horowitz, National Labor Relations Board, Albany
  • * Wage & Hour Update - Subhash Viswanathan, Bond Schoeneck & King and Cindy Lapoff, Chamberlain D’Amanda
  • * Social Networking & Cyberbullying - Bill Grande, Attorney in Private Practice and Melinda Disare, Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel

2:30  Break

2:45 - 4:00 Workshops (Select One)

  • * Update on Health Care Insurance Issues – Mike Nowak, Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield 
  • * PERB Update - Jean Doerr, Public Employment Relations Board, Buffalo
  • * Employment Law Update - Nat Lambright, Blitman & King and
    Jim Holahan, Bond Schoeneck & King\

4:00   Closing Remarks & Evaluation


Pre-Conference Reception: LERA is hosting a reception the evening of Thursday, Oct. 13 in Woodcliff’s Art Deco Suite; 6:00-8:00 p.m. All conference participants are welcome to stop by!

Fee: $125 for LERA members; $150 for non-members

To Register: Print the Registration form (pdf) and fax it to Alice Torres at 585-262-3715. See Registration form for credit card payments.