2019 Labor Relations Conference

March 1, 2019
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
111 N Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

Cost: $180

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8 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:55 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Program
9 a.m. Bargaining in 2019: Trends, Strategies and Pitfalls!  
Katherine Broaddus, Thrun Law Firm
10 a.m. Interest-Based Bargaining: A Collaborative Approach to Collective Bargaining
Joel Gerring, MASB Assistant Legal Counsel and Kacie Kefgen, MASB Assistant Director of Labor Relations and Legal Services
11 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions:
  • Bargaining 101: Essential Negotiation Requirements and Issues
    Kacie Kefgen, MASB Assistant Director of Labor Relations and Legal Services
  • Bargaining as a Team
    Rod Green, Ph.D., MASB Labor Relations Consultant
  • Innovative and Alternative Salary Schedules
    John Mierz and Jerry McDowell, Ed.D., Whitehall District Schools
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • What's Really Important to Your Employees—Assessing Union Proposals
    Kara Rozin, Clark Hill, PLC
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members During Negotiations
    Joel Gerring, MASB Assistant Legal Counsel
  • Layoffs and Recalls: Lawsuits and Legal Issues
    Brad Banasik, MASB Legal Counsel/Director of Labor Relations & Policy
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Employment Law Update: Weed, Leave and Other Trending Issues
Kara Rozin, Clark Hill, PLC
3:30 p.m. Conclusion

Billing Policy: A $25 fee will be added per attendee to any balance due as of the date of the class/event.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for any and all cancellations. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of a cancellation. No refund one week from event.

MASB reserves the right to CANCEL all classes with fewer than 15 participants. Classes may be rescheduled due to weather. Registration and attendance at, or participation in MASB's conferences, CBAs and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to MASB's use and distribution of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events.'

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