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 in 2019.

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

Thank You Letter from Labor’s Community Service Agency

Conference Details

Oregon Labor Law Conference

Date:
Friday, January 25, 2019

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 2019 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  will be available for download. Complete conference materials will also be available on flash drives the day of the conference

2019 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 amWelcome
John Bishop
Noah Barish
Diana Winther
Opening
Tom Chamberlain
n/an/an/a
9:00-9:50 amFrom Toxic Inequality to Shared Prosperity
Derecka Mehrens
n/an/an/a
10:00-10:50 amEmployment
and Labor
Law Update

Kyle Abraham
Employment
Relations Board Update

Lisa Umscheid
Jennifer Sung
Adam L. Rhynard
National Labor
Relations Board
Update

Jessica Dietz
Washington Public
Employment Relations Commission

WA PERC
Adjudicators/Mediators,
Jack Holland (moderator)
11:00-12:30 pmOrganize
and Resist

David Rosenfeld
Organizing in the
Gig Economy

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

Margaret Olney
Aruna Masih
12:30-1:20 pmLunch in the Meeting Hall with Val Hoyle, Labor Commissioner
1:30-2:20 pmOffensive
Bargaining

David Rosenfeld
#MeToo, Sexual
Harrassment and
Advocating for
Workers

Stacy Chamberlain
Public Sector
Pushback

Rich McCracken
Life After
Janus

Caren Sencer
2:30-3:20 pmTBD
Caren Sencer
Microagressions
and Race:
Update

Barbara Diamond
Arbitration:
From Grievance
to Hearing

Shirin Khosravi
3:30-4:20 pmn/aMidterm Changes—
Bargaining, Grievance, ULP

Jason Weyand
TBDArbitration: From the
Arbitrators Prespective

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

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OLLC-Registration-2019.pdf