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CLE - 40th Annual Workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations Specialists

Saturday, May 4, 2013 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Harvard Law School - Langdell Hall - Vorenberg Classroom North, Cambridge, MA

 

Description:

The Boston Bar Association’s Workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations Specialists turns 40 this year!

Join the BBA at Harvard Law School for this intensive workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations professionals. This annual program will familiarize labor relations practitioners with current trends in collective bargaining and other issues affecting public employees.

Location: Harvard Law School; Langdell Hall - Vorenberg Classroom North

Panel I will discuss recent initiatives at the Department of Labor Relations initiatives aimed at reducing backlog and assisting parties to settle their disputes without litigation. The agency also has adopted a new scheduling procedure, as well as a new unilateral settlement procedure. The panel will address these initiatives, as well as others, in detail.
Marjorie Wittner, Chair of the Common-wealth Employment Relations Board, will discuss recent trends in the types of charges filed at the agency. In addition, recent decisions of the agency will be reviewed. There will also be a presentation concerning trends in cases at the Joint Labor Management Commission.

For Panel II, arbitrators will consider arguments on case fact patterns presented by attorneys representing management and unions and will make rulings in the "red light/green light" format. The arbitrators will discuss the differing analysis each uses to resolve various legal arguments and the thought process each goes through to arrive at his/her final decision.

Panel I:

Marjorie F. Wittner, Esq.
Chair, Commonwealth Employment Relations Board

Elizabeth Neumeier
Board Member, Commonwealth Employment Relations Board

Harris Freeman
Board Member, Commonwealth Employment Relations Board

Erica Crystal, Esq.
Director, Department of Labor Relations
Interim Chair, Joint Labor Management Committee

Jane Gabriel, Esq.
Chief Counsel, Department of Labor Relations

Amy Laura Davidson, Esq.
Sandulli Grace, P.C.
Member, Advisory Council, Department of Labor Relations

Panel II:

Joan Dolan, Esq.
Arbitrator

Paul T. Edgar, Esq.
Arbitrator

Harvey M. Shrage, Esq.
Arbitrator

Elizabeth B. Valerio, Esq.
Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis & Holland, P.C.

James A. Toomey, Esq.
Murphy Hesse Toomey & Lehane, LLP

Joseph G. Sandulli, Esq.
Sandulli Grace, P.C.

Ryan Dunn, Esq.
Staff Counsel, Massachusetts Teachers’ Association

Program Chairs:

Peter J. Berry, Esq.
Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis & Holland, P.C.

Amy Laura Davidson, Esq.
Sandulli Grace, P.C.

Marc D. Greenbaum, Esq.
Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School

Registration Fee: $130.00

 

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Contact:

Jacqueline Querubin
jquerubin@bostonbar.org

 

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