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 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

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Conference Details

Oregon Labor Law Conference

Date:
Friday, January 27, 2017

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
See the 2017 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 (sold out)

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

2017 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
Remarks

Norman Malbin
John Bishop
Tom Chamberlin
n/an/an/a
9:00-9:50 amThe Fight
For $15 and The
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
Jason Weyand
Lisa Umscheid
National Labor
Relations Board

Jessica Dietz
n/a
11:00-12:30 pmOrganize
and Resist

David Rosenfeld
Succeeding
In a Right to Work
Environment

Rich McCracken
FMLA/OFLA
Liz Joffe
Legislation
Affecting Unions &
Union Members

Margaret Olney
12:30-1:20 pmLunch in the Meeting Hall
with Elana Pirtle-Guiney (Labor Policy Advisor for Governor Brown)
& Graham Trainor (Political Director, Oregon AFL-CIO)
1:30-2:20 pmSocial
Media Law

Rich McCracken
Organizing 101
Corey Nicholson
Offensive
Bargaining

David Rosenfeld
Unemployment
Insurance

Christina Stevenson
2:30-3:20 pmCreative Approaches
to Picketing,
Handbills, and
Other Secondary
Activity

Daniel Hutzenbiler
Collective
Bargaining

Stacy Chamberlain
Jennifer Chapman
Arbitration:
Nuts & Bolts

Noah Barish
3:30-4:20 pmMediation in
Collective
Bargaining and
Grievances

Janet Gilman
Julie Kettler
Workers
Compensation

Chris Frost
Arbitration: From the
Arbitrators Prespective

Howell Lankford
Katie Whalen
4:30-6:00 pmSocial Hour
Music by Paul McKenna
n/an/an/a

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OLLC-Registration-2017.pdf