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33rd Annual Labor Management Conference

Friday, April 11, 2014

Rustic Lodge, Indiana, Pa.

The conference is designed to assist professionals in both organized and unorganized environment—union members and officers, attorneys involved in employment matters, labor relations neutrals, and anyone interested in employment issues. Our objective is to give attendees the opportunity to keep abreast of decisions affecting their workplaces and current trends in the employment field.

Our presenters are actively involved in the day-to-day application of legislation and court decisions and will provide updates on the issues of current importance such as labor law, health care reform, employee rights, government stimulus, and collective bargaining trends. Those in attendance are urged to take advantage of these exceptional resources and seek answers to the questions relevant to their situation. Time is reserved in each panel’s segment for such interaction.

Conference Details:

The conference will run from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and includes:

  • 7:30–8:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast
  • Noon – Hot buffet lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. – Afternoon refreshments

Fees Include:

Conference materials, continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments:

  • $100 - Conference fee


  • $90 - ELR/ILR alumni*
  • $30 - Current student fee

Registration and Payment Options: Due March 28, 2014

  1. Mail in payment (Checks payable to IUP: Department of ELR) and registration form. Download the 2014 Labor Management Conference Registration Form
  2. Register online via IUP Marketplace

Sessions Include:

  • The National Labor Relations Board
  • Women in Collective Bargaining, presented by:
    • Marianne Oliver (union side advocate/bargainer; attorney, Galardi, Oliver & Lomupo)
    • Marijane  Treacy (employer advocate; corporate director, Employee and Labor Relations,  West Penn Allegheny Health System)
    • Connie Caverno (employer advocate; senior human resource manager, Engineered Products, Elliott Company)
  • Simulated Grievance Mediation presented by:
    • Ted Bantle and Jack Yoedt, FMCS commissioners
  • Ethics and Bargaining presented by:                          
    • Jacques Wood (moderator)
    • Bill Bevan (Reed Smith, employer advocate)
    • Bob Eberle (Sole Practitioner, union advocate)

  • Employment and Labor Relations Department
  • Davis Hall, 4th Floor
    570 South 11th Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-4470
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.