Labor Relations in Changing Times
Change is the one constant in the field of labor relations. With the 2013 conference, Labor Relations in Changing Times, The Worker Institute at Cornell joins with Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) chapters in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse to offer a variety of presentations on topics of interest to practitioners. Opening remarks by George Cohen, Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, will reflect on his experiences mediating notable disputes such as the NFL and the NFL Players Association and the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. Other speakers will discuss employment issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers, resolving workplace disputes, immigrant workers and much more.
Date: October 25, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 4:15pm (breakfast at 8:15am)
Location: Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Drive, Fairport, NY
Cost: $125 for LERA members; $150 for non-members
Pre-Conference Reception: LERA Rochester is hosting a reception the evening of Oct 24 in Woodcliff's Art Deco Suite; 6:00-8:00 p.m. All conference participants are welcome to stop by!
8:15am – 8:45am Arrival and continental breakfast
8:45am – 9:00am Welcome/ Opening Remarks
9:00am – 10:00am Keynote: Reflections on Being the Director of FMCS by George Cohen, Director, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:15am Panel discussion: Employment Issues and Lesbian/Gay/Transgendered Workers
Harry Bronson, Esq.
Tom Privitere, Public Employees Federation (retired)
Susan Woods, Henderson & Woods
11:15am – 12:15am Presentation: Current Practices in Resolving Workplace Disputes by David Lipsky, Director, Cornell ILR
12:15pm – 1:15am Lunch
1:15pm-2:30pm Workshops I
NLRB Update (Paul Murphy, NLRB)
Women's Equality Agenda (Corrine Carey, New York Civil Liberties Union
Canadian Health Care Model (Debra Street, SUNY Buffalo)
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 4:00pm Workshops II
Immigrant Workers & the Economy (Kate Griffith, Cornell ILR, Bryan Arnault, Blitman & King, Jeremy McLean,
Worker Justice Center)
Affordable Care Act in a Nutshell (Joe Wild, MVP, Andrew Dober, Excellus BC/BS) Worker Misclassification (Fred Kotler, Cornell ILR)
4:00pm - 4:15pm Closing Remarks & Evaluation
Labor and Employment Relations Association chapters in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, Worker Institute at Cornell.
For more information:
Please contact Alice Torres at Cornell ILR at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-262-4440.