Leading economists to speak at
Labor Relations Conference
KINGSTON, R.I.-- November 1, 1999 -- Several leading economists will
speak at the 14th Annual Rhode Island Conference on Labor-Management Relations
Nov. 19 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, in Providence.
The keynote speakers are Lester Thurow, professor of management and economics,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Richard Freeman, professor
of economics, Harvard University.
The conference also features a panel discussion on the "Future of
Labor-Management Relations" moderated by Thomas Kochan, professor of
management at MIT and the author of several leading books on labor relations.
There are also 10 workshops scheduled. Topics include: How Arbitrators
Make Decisions, Pay Equity, Balancing Economic Development with Environmental
Concerns, New Leaders in Rhode Island Education, the Rhode Island State
Labor Relations Board, New Approaches to Incumbent Worker Training, Issues
in Collective Bargaining for Health Care Benefits, The Americans with Disabilities
Act in Light of Recent Supreme Court Decisions, Secrecy in Public Sector
Collective Bargaining, and Should Doctors and Interns Unionize?
The conference is sponsored by 26 organizations, including the U.S. Department
of Labor, the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and
Conciliation Service, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training,
the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, the
Rhode Island Bar Association, and the labor relations and management programs
from area colleges, including the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island
College, Bryant, Community College of Rhode Island, Providence College,
and University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth.
Registration fee is $95. For more information or a brochure, call 401-463-9900.
For Further Information: Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116