Registration Deadline is Friday for Annual Labor Management Conference

Posted on 3/25/2014 11:15:49 AM

The 33rd annual Labor-Management Conference, hosted by the Department of Employment and Labor Relations and the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands LERA Chapter, takes place on Friday, April 11, 2014. The conference is designed to assist professionals in both organized and unorganized environment—union members and officers, attorneys involved in employment matters, labor relations neutrals, and anyone interested in employment issues. The objective is to give attendees the opportunity to keep abreast of decisions affecting their workplaces and current trends in the employment field.

The conference presenters are actively involved in the day-to-day application of legislation and court decisions and will provide updates on the issues of current importance such as labor law, health care reform, employee rights, government stimulus, and collective bargaining trends. Those in attendance are urged to take advantage of these exceptional resources and seek answers to the questions relevant to their situation. Time is reserved in each panel’s segment for such interaction.

Conference Details:

The conference will be held at the Rustic Lodge in Indiana, Pa., and will run from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., which includes:

  • 7:30–8:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast
  • Noon – Hot buffet lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. – Afternoon refreshments

Fees Include:

Conference materials, continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments:

  • $100 - Conference fee


  • $90 - ELR/ILR alumni*
  • $30 - Current student fee

Registration and Payment Options:

The deadline to register for the 33rd annual Labor Management Conference is Friday, April 11!

6 approved for CLE and 6 pending HRCI credits

Sessions Include:

  • The National Labor Relations Board
  • Women in Collective Bargaining, presented by:
    • Marianne Oliver (union side advocate/bargainer; attorney, Galardi, Oliver & Lomupo)
    • Marijane  Treacy (employer advocate; corporate director, Employee and Labor Relations,  West Penn Allegheny Health System)
    • Connie Caverno (employer advocate; senior human resource manager, Engineered Products, Elliott Company)
  • Simulated Grievance Mediation presented by:
    • Ted Bantle and Jack Yoedt, FMCS commissioners
  • Ethics and Bargaining presented by:                          
    • Jacques Wood (moderator)
    • Bill Bevan (Reed Smith, employer advocate)
    • Bob Eberle (Sole Practitioner, union advocate)

Department of Employment and Labor Relations