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2010 Labor Arbitration Conference

Friday, October 1, 2010

Newport Marriott Hotel
25 America's Cup Avenue
Newport RI

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Program

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

Speakers:

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

Speakers:

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

Speakers:

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

Speakers:

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

Speakers:

Thomas R. Landry
Assistant Executive Director
NEARI
Cranston, RI

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

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

Speakers:

Lawrence Katz, Arbitrator
Newton, MA

Elizabeth Neumeier, Arbitrator
Gloucester, MA

3. Arbitrating in the Public Sector

Speakers:

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

Speakers:

Jack Callaci
Director of Collective Bargaining/Organizing
UNAP
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

Speakers:

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.

Speakers:

Jean E. Zeiler
Deputy General Counsel
NAGE/SEIU
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

Speakers:

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

Stephen T. Fanning, Esq.
Providence, RI

 


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