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36th Annual Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference

When:
April 18, 2013 – April 19, 2013 all-day
2013-04-18T00:00:00-07:00
2013-04-20T00:00:00-07:00
Where:
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
USA

 

RegistrationFeatured Speakers | Hotel  | Continuing Education Credits | Program

LERAwRedandSloganLERA Northwest Chapter
36th Annual
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING & ARBITRATION CONFERENCE
WA
The 36th Annual Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference is hosted by the Northwest LERA Chapter.
Sponsored by
Public Employment Relations Commission
National Labor Relations Board
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Thursday, April 18th &
Friday, April 19th, 2013
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
The Conference Center, Level 3, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101
(Directions available online at www.wsctc.com.)

RegistrationFeatured Speakers | Hotel  | Continuing Education Credits | Program

Conference Registration Includes – conference packet, lunch on both days, and 2013 membership in Northwest (Seattle) LERA Chapter.
Conference Registration
information

Register for the Conference

• Early registration, April 5 — $325
• Late registration, after April 5 — $350
FT student reg. — $150
(Partial scholarships available. Please contact registrar.)
1. Register and pay online.
2. Or, download/complete paper form and send payment via US mail.
Fax the completed form to 206-553-0722 or enclose and mail with check to: LERA Registrar, FMCS, 2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite #2500, Seattle, WA 98121

Featured Speakers

Joshua Gordon, Director, Competition Not Conflict Program, University of Oregon School of Law, “Competition Not Conflict: Negotiating Better Outcomes”

Richard Birke, Professor of Law and Director, Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution, “The Negotiator’s Brain: Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience

Hotel Information

A limited number of hotel rooms at the conference rate of $104/night are available at the Best Western PLUS Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Avenue North, Seattle. Limited shuttle service to and from the Conference Center will be available. To receive the special rate, reservations must be made by March 24, 2013. Call 206-448-9444 or 800-351-9444 and request the LERA Collective Bargaining Conference rate. A limited number of hotel rooms are also available at the conference rate of $249/night at The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Avenue. To receive the special rate, reservations must be made by March 17, 2013. Call 888-627-8513 and request the LERA Collective Bargaining Conference rate. Westin hotel link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1301259310&key=460BF

Continuing Education Credits

General CLE credits are available for Washington State Attorneys. Sign-in sheets will be available at registration. Credit is also approved through HRCI for “SHRM” credits.

RegistrationFeatured Speakers | Hotel  | Continuing Education Credits | Program

36th Annual
Collective Bargaining & Arbitration Conference
Program

Thursday, April 18 Friday, April 19
8 – 9 a.m. REGISTRATION9 – 9:15 a.m. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

  • Daniel Hickey, Northwest LERA Chapter Conference Planning Committee
  • Ronald K. Hooks, Regional Director, National Labor Relations Board
  • Michael P. Sellars, Executive Director, Public Employment Relations Commission
  • Beth Schindler, Director of Mediation Services, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

9:15 – 10 a.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS

“Competition Not Conflict: Negotiating Better Outcomes”
Joshua Gordon, Director, Competition Not Conflict Program, University of Oregon School of Law

10 – 10:15 a.m. BREAK

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

I. Representation Procedures at the NLRB and PERC

  • Dario de la Rosa, Representation Case Administrator, Public Employment Relations Commission
  • James Kobe, Assistant to the Regional Director, National Labor Relations Board

II. Funding Defined Benefit Pension Plans
Les Coughran, Attorney at Law, McKenzie Rothwell Barlow & Coughran P.S. – Seattle

III. Layers of Players

  • Spencer Nathan Thal, Attorney at Law, Teamsters Local Union 117 – Tukwila
  • Kimberly Geariety, Attorney at Law, Geariety Law Office – Mount Vernon

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. LUNCH

1 – 2:30 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

I. Progressive Discipline in the Workplace
Michael Tedesco, Adjunct Professor, University of Oregon School of Law

II. Health Care Reform and the Bargaining Table
Frank Morales, Attorney at Law, McKenzie Rothwell Barlow & Coughran P.S. – Seattle

III. Interest Arbitration: Recent Trends

  • Cabot Dow, President, Cabot Dow Associates – Bellevue
  • Fred Rosenberry, Arbitrator – Seattle
  • James Cline, Attorney at Law, Cline and Associates – Seattle

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. BREAK

2:45 – 4 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

I. PERC Update
Michael P. Sellars, Executive Director, Public Employment Relations Commission

II. NLRB/FMCS Update

  • Ronald K. Hooks, Regional Director, National Labor Relations Board
  • Beth Schindler, Director of Mediation Services, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

III. Maintaining Positive Labor/Management Relations

  • Sydney Vinnedge, Attorney at Law, Emmal Skalbania & Vinnedge – Seattle
  • Mara Vinnedge, Attorney at Law, Washington Employers – Seattle

4 – 5 p.m. THE HAPPIEST HOUR
Trade in your drink ticket and enjoy a libation while networking with your friends and colleagues!

9 – 10 a.m. PLENARY SESSION“The Negotiator’s Brain: Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience
Richard Birke, Professor of Law and Director, Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution

10 – 10:15 a.m. BREAK

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

I. Mediation: “It’s About Time!”

  • Gary Hattal, Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  • Guy Coss, Labor Relations Adjudicator/Mediator, Public Employment Relations Commission

II. Tales from the Trenches
Jan Sunoo, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (retired)

III. Advanced Bargaining: Rules of Impasse

  • Bruce Schroeder, Attorney at Law, Summit Law Group – Seattle
  • Michael McCarthy, Attorney at Law, Reid, Pedersen, McCarthy & Ballew – Seattle

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. LUNCH

1 – 2:30 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

I. The Ethics of Lying
Christopher J. Soelling, Mediator and Arbitrator, Christopher J. Soelling, PLLC – Seattle

II. Ask Mike Anything
Michael Tedesco, Adjunct Professor, University of Oregon School of Law

III. Organizing in 2013: Opportunities and Challenges
Judith Scott, General Counsel, Service Employees International Union – Washington D.C.

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. BREAK

2:45 – 4:15 p.m. FINAL SESSION

Nurse Kevin is Suspended: Who Wins this Arbitration?
Richard L. Ahearn, Arbitrator – Seattle

 

 

 

 

 

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