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2010 Labor Arbitration Conference

Friday, October 1, 2010

Newport Marriott Hotel
25 America's Cup Avenue
Newport RI

***** Registration Form and Program Flier - Click here *****


8:30 am- Registration/Coffee

8:45 am - Introduction
Mark M. Grossman
Assistant Professor
URI Schmidt Labor Research Center
9:00-10 am - Tough Times Call for Tough Negotiations and Arbitrations


Marc Gursky, Esq.
Gursky Law Associates
North Kingstown, RI

Jeffrey W. Kasle, Esq.
St Peter & Kasle
Providence, RI Theodore Orson, Esq.
Orson and Brusini Ltd.
Providence, RI 
Paul C. Reed, President
Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters
Providence, RI

10:00-10:15 am - BREAK

10:15-11:15 am - Concurrent Sessions (choose one)

1. Managing and Defending Difficult Employees


Sue Ellen Dunn, Esq.
Labor & Employment Law Practice Group
Providence, RI

Gerard E, O'Neill
AFSCME, Council 94
North Providence, RI

2. Looking Over Your Shoulder: Surveillance in Employee’s Vehicles, Computers and Other Intimate Places


Susan R. Brown, Arbitrator
Newburyport, MA

Bonnie J. McSpiritt, Arbitrator
Londonderry, NH

3. Ways to Expedite the Arbitration Hearing and Also Make it Less Expensive


Matthew M. Bodah, Professor and Arbitrator
Schmidt Labor Research Center

Joan Dolan, Arbitrator
Brookline, MA

11:15-12:15 pm - Concurrent Sessions (choose one)
1. Violence in the Workplace: Dissecting the Termination Case


Thomas R. Landry
Assistant Executive Director
Cranston, RI

George H. Rinaldi, Esq.
Labor & Employment Law Practice Group
Providence, RI

2. Context Matters: An Explanation of Perceived Inconsistencies in Disciplinary Cases


Lawrence Katz, Arbitrator
Newton, MA

Elizabeth Neumeier, Arbitrator
Gloucester, MA

3. Arbitrating in the Public Sector


Darren F. Corrente, Esq.
Corrente Law Corporation
Providence, RI

Thomas J. McAndrew, Esq.
Providence, RI

12:15-1:15 pm.  LUNCH
1:15-2:15 pm - Concurrent Sessions (choose one)
1.  The Pros and Cons of Private Sector Interest Arbitration Provisions


Jack Callaci
Director of Collective Bargaining/Organizing
Providence, RI

Joseph D. Whelan, Esq.
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Providence RI

2. Classic, Difficult Issues That Arise During Arbitration Hearings and How to Resolve Them


Joseph M. Daly, Arbitrator
Warner, NH

Michael W. Stutz, Arbitrator
Chilmark, MA

3. To Arbitrate or Not: Considering the Investigatory Process, Weingarten, Loudermill, last chance agreements, and other settlements.


Jean E. Zeiler
Deputy General Counsel
Quincy, MA

Steven A. Torres
Corporation Counsel
City of Fall River, MA

2:15-2:30 pm - BREAK
2:30-3:30 pm - Effective Advocacy in the Arbitration Process


William E. O'Gara Jr., Esq.
Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & West
Providence, RI

Stephen T. Fanning, Esq.
Providence, RI