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 January 2023.
–Lillian Killen, John Bishop, Noah Barish, Diana Winther
Oregon Labor Law Conference
Friday, January 27, 2023
We are no longer taking registrants for 2023.
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
IBEW Local 48 Meeting Hall
15937 NE Airport Way
$95 per participant
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
2023 Oregon Labor Law Conference Agenda
|IBEW Local 48||NECA/IBEW Training|
|8:30-9:00 am||Opening Conference Organizers:|
Graham Trainor Oregon AFL-CIO
|9:00-9:50 am||Keynote Presentation: “Organizing in the Northwest: Struggles, Strategies, and Successes.” |
Northwest Organizers Panel Discussion with Amanda Sager, Scott Oldham, Darrin Boyce & Sarah Thompson.
Info & Update
Jessica Dietz Office in Charge, Subregion 36
|Oregon Employment Relations Board
Info & Update
Chair Adam Rhynard & Member Shirin Khosravi
|Federal and Oregon Leave Laws
|12:30-1:20 pm||Lunch with Oregon's new Labor Commissioner|
with Commissioner(elect) Christina Stephenson
|Arbitration from the Arbitrators' Perspectives
Barbara Diamond and Shianne Scott
|2:30-3:20 pm|| Secondary Campaign Theory and Techniques|
|The NLRB under Biden
|3:30-4:20 pm||Social Media Campaigns|
|4:30-6:00 pm||Hosted Social Hour||n/a|