34th Annual Labor Management Conference, April 10

Posted on 3/3/2015 10:59:39 AM

The 34th annual Labor-Management Conference, hosted by the Department of Employment and Labor Relations on Friday, April 10, 2015, is designed to assist professionals in both union-organized and other work environments—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 theme is “Emerging Issues in the 21st-Century Workplace,” and the sessions are designed to provide information to professionals from both union-organized and other work environments—anyone whose responsibilities include labor relations, or whose interests include building productive employment relationships in the workplace.

This conference has an established tradition of offering important updates on recent legal issues and related rulings, healthcare reform, employee and employer rights, collective bargaining, and other workplace initiatives.

Conference Details:

The conference will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and includes: 

  • Registration: 8:00–8:30 a.m. (Continental breakfast)
  • Session 1: National Labor Relations Board Update (Patricia Baum, Region 6 Supervisory Field Attorney)
  • Session 2: Panel of Arbitrators Update (Dr. Donald McPherson, Ms. Michelle Miller-Kotula)
  • Lunch: Speaker Mr. Malcolm Polley, President and Chief Investment Officer, Stewart Capitol Advisors. “Those Who Don’t Learn from History”
  • Session 3: Gender Identification and Sexual Orientation—Current Workplace Issues (Mr. Joshua Stewart from PNC, Ms. Michelle Kiefer, Pride at Work)
  • Session 4: Intergenerational Work Teams and Use of Emerging Technology (Mr. Todd Cunningham, Exec. Direct IUP IT Services, Mr. Neil  Sagucio, Mr. Jesse Irvin, Mr. Jamie Smith)

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: Due March 28, 2015

  1. Mail in payment (Checks payable to IUP: Department of ELR) and registration form. Download the 2015 Labor Management Conference Registration Form
  2. Register online via IUP Marketplace

Department of Employment and Labor Relations