13th Annual Labor Arbitration Conference
Friday, October 19, 2012
Newport Marriott Hotel
25 America's Cup Avenue
8:30 am- Registration/Coffee
8:45 am - Introduction
Mark M. Grossman, Esq.
URI Schmidt Labor Research Center
9-10:00 - Conducting Labor-Management Relations During a Fiscal Crisis
||Michael D'Amico, Director of Administration/ Acting chief of Staff
City of Providence
Ronald R. Coia, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer
Local Union 1033, LIUNA
Richard Licht, Director
Department of Administration
State of Rhode Island
Paul Saccoccia, National Representative
National Association of Government Employees
International Brotherhood of Police
10:00 - 10:15 - Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
1. Public Sector Bargaining Subjects -- Are the RI Court Decisions Shifting the Paradigm of What's Bargainable and What's Not?
||Vincent F. Ragosta, Jr., Esq.
Law Offices of Vincent F. Ragosta, Jr.
Edward C. Roy, Jr., Esq.
North Kingstown, RI
2. The Nature of the Offense, the Nature of the Business and the Nature of the Union.
- Allegations of Moral Turpitude and Other High Crimes
- Off Duty/On Duty Conduct and the Nexus to the Job
- Public Interest or Safety Issues
||Robert M. Cheverie, Esq.
Robert M. Cheverie & Associates
East Hartford, CT
Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq.
Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC
New York, NY
3. Opening, Closing and Briefs - What Influences Arbitrators' Opinions
||James S. Cooper, Arbitrator
Boston , MA
John Hanson, Arbitrator
11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1. Negotiating For and With Retirees
||Lori Caron Silveira, Esq.
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
Marc B. Gursky, Esq.
Gursky Law Associates
North Kingstown, RI
2. Healthcare Bargaining- City of Boston and Coalition of Unions
||John Dunlap, Chief of Personnel and Labor
City of Boston
Jennifer Springer, General Counsel/Director of Field Services
SEIU Local 888
3. Disciplinary Arbitrations- An Arbitrator's Perspective
||Theresa M. Dowdy, Arbitrator
Mary Ellen Shea, Arbitrator
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1. Recent Developments in Deferral to Arbitration under the NLRB and State Law
|| Tim Cavazza, Esq.
Little, Medeiros, Kinder, Bulman & Whitney, P.C.
Thomas R. Landry, Esq.
Krakow & Souris
2. Effective Use of the Grievance Procedure
|| Don Zimmerman, Vice-President of Human Resources
Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc.
Joseph Iadevaia, Field Representative
United Nurses & Allied Professionals
3. Best Practices in Arbitration, How to Present a Persuasive Case
|| Laurie Cain, Arbitrator
Joan M. Martin, Arbitrator
2:15 - 2:30 - Break
2:30-3:30 p.m. Good Faith Bargaining: Impasse; Privatization; Pre and Post Arbitration
||Benjamin M. Scungio, Esq.
Brennan, Recupero, Cascione, Scungio & McAllister
John Leidecker, Deputy Executive Director,
National Education Association-Rhode Island