Sponsored by:

Schmidt Labor Research Center University of Rhode Island


Labor Arbitration


October 20, 2006

Biltmore Hotel Providence, RI





Attendee List




Mark M. Grossman, Esq.

Assistant Professor

URI Schmidt Labor Research Center


How Active/Helpful Should an Arbitrator Be?

Moderator: Richard Reilly
Newton, MA


Speakers: Ann Marie Coleman

Assistant VP for Human Resources

URI, Kingston, RI


Mark M. Grossman

Assistant Professor

URI Schmidt Labor Research Center


Vincent P. Santaniello, Esq.


Cranston, RI


Sexual Harassment Issues, Including DFR


Speakers: Sharon Henderson Ellis, Arbitrator

Brookline, MA


Marc Greenbaum, Arbitrator

Newton, MA


Pensions & Health Insurance Issues


Speakers: James C. Ferguson, Esq.

Rocky Hill, CT


Saranne P. Murray

Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

Hartford, CT




Standards of Proof: Just Cause vs. Arbitrary & Capricious


Speakers: Kathleen Chaloux, Esq.

Mass. Water & Resource Authority

Charlestown, MA


Michael Manning, Esq.


Quincy, MA


Ethics - What to Expect from the Arbitrator


Speakers: Susan R. Brown, Arbitrator

Newburyport, MA Quiz


Bonnie J. McSpiritt, Arbitrator

Londonderry, NH


Worker Safety & OSHA Issues


Speakers: Frank McDermott

Regional Solicitor, Region 1

U.S. Department of Labor, Boston, MA


Christine Eskilson

Regional Counsel/Occupational Safety & Health

Region 1 - U.S. Department of Labor

Boston, MA


Difficult Evidentiary & Procedural Issues


Speakers: Philip Boyle, Esq.

Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP

Boston, MA


Paul Kelly, Esq.

Segal, Roitman & Coleman

Boston, MA


Starting & Maintaining an Arbitration Practice


Speakers: Donn J. Berry

Arbitrator, South Weymouth, MA


Henry G. Stewart, Arbitrator

Bryant Pond, ME


Update of Rhode Island Court & Labor Commission Cases


Speakers: John Brequet

Acting State Labor Relations Administrator

RI Office of Labor Relations

Providence, RI


Margaret L. Hogan, Esq.

Hogan & Hogan, Ltd.

Wakefield, RI


Determining Credibility


Speakers: Gary David Altman, Arbitrator

Brookline, MA


John W. Hanson. Arbitrator

Dorchester, MA



How to Deal with Ambiguous Contract Language


Speakers: Daniel K. Kinder, Esq.

Little Medeiros Kinder Bulman & Whitney PC,
Providence, RI


Leonard Schneider, Esq.

Swansea, MA