Welcome

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 over 20 years ago by former 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

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Conference Details

Oregon Labor Law Conference

Date:
Friday, January 26, 2018

Times:
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
Download the 2018 Agenda
Location:
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 are now available for download. Complete conference materials will also be available on flash drives the day of the conference

2018 Oregon Labor Law Conference Agenda

 IBEW Local 48NECA/IBEW Training Center
Meeting
Hall
AuditoriumRooms 1 and 2Room 5
7:30-8:30 amRegistrationn/an/an/a
8:30-9:00 amOpening / Tribute
to Norman Malbin

John Bishop
Tom Chamberlin
n/an/an/a
9:00-9:50 amThe Future of Worker
Advocacy

David Rolf
n/an/an/a
10:00-10:50 amEmployment
and Labor
Law Update

Rick Liebman
Employment
Relations Board

Adam Rhynard
Lisa Umscheid
Jennifer Sung
National Labor
Relations Board
Update

Jessica Dietz
n/a
11:00-12:30 pmOrganizing Gig
Economy and
Contingent Workers

Rich McCracken
Organize
and Resist

David Rosenfeld
FMLA/OFLA
Liz Joffe
Legislation
Affecting Unions &
Union Members

Margaret Olney
12:30-1:20 pmLunch in the Meeting Hall with Governor Kate Brown (invited)
1:30-2:20 pmCollective
Bargaining -
First Contracts

Stacy Chamberlain
Jennifer Chapman
Offensive
Bargaining

David Rosenfeld
Comprehensive
Campaigns

Rich McCracken
Oregon's Fair
Scheduling Law

Noah Scott Warman
2:30-3:20 pmUnion
Recordkeeping

US Department of Labor - OLMS
Arbitration:
From Grievance
to Hearing

Shirin Khosravi
3:30-4:20 pmWage and Hour Basics
Karen Moore
Internal
Organizing

Liz Morris
Wellness and
the Health Care
Perspective

Sherman Henry
Arbitration: From the
Arbitrators Prespective

Howell Lankford
4:30-6:00 pmSocial Hourn/an/an/a

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2018-Agenda.pdf

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Training-Center-Map.pdf

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OLLC-Registration-2018.pdf