The Oregon Labor Law Conference is a yearly gathering that brings together union staff and leadership from around the Northwest to learn about cutting edge labor law and build a stronger labor movement.  The conference provides training on grievance handling and arbitration, collective bargaining, organizing workers, union governance, legislation, and worker rights.  

Founded and run for the past 20 years by now-retired IBEW Local 48 general counsel Norman Malbin, the conference is created by and for the labor movement.  The conference features leading legal practitioners from Oregon, the Northwest, and the nation for a day of dynamic sessions and practical advice, followed by a social gathering to build bridges within the labor movement.  The conference sells out every year, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so register now.  

We hope to see you there.

–Lillian Killen, John Bishop, Noah Barish
Conference Co-Planners


Conference Details

Oregon Labor Law Conference

Friday, January 27, 2017

7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. – Registration
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conference
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Hour
See the 2017 Agenda

IBEW Local 48 Meeting Hall
15937 NE Airport Way
Portland, Oregon
Find the conference location [google maps] Map of conference classrooms [pdf]

Cost: $95

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, coffee, social hour refreshments (appetizers and drinks), and conference materials.

Note: Unlike in past years, we will not be providing all conference papers in binders. You will be provided with a folder, notepad, and copies of powerpoint presentations for sessions which you choose to attend. Complete conference materials, such as papers, sample documents, and powerpoint presentations will be available for download and printing at least one week before the conference. Complete conference materials will also be available on flash drives the day of the conference