Management, labor gather

HARRIS – More than 175 people attended the Upper Peninsula Labor Management Council’s 44th annual conference recently in Harris.

Management and labor representatives from throughout the U.P. gathered for a day of education and networking to promote cooperation in the workplace.

During the one-day conference, five sessions were offered, including:

– “Complying with the Affordable Care Act: Where do We Stand?” presented by Executive Director Marjorie Mitchell, MICHUHCAN.

– “Common Mistakes Made in Arbitration” presented by arbitrator Mark Glazer

– “Last Chance Agreements” presented by attorney Shela Khan Monroe of the Michigan Nurses Association.

– “Labor-Management Basics: Strategies to Prepare and Respond to a Grievance” presented by Sean Boyce of UAW Local 566, and attorney Wendy Edwards Leukuma of Cooper Lake Consulting.

– “Motivating, Inspiring and Creating a Collaborative and Positive Workplace”, by Ken Trzaska, dean of instruction at Gogebic Community College.

As part of the event, attendees donated non-perishable food items for the local Salvation Army food pantry.

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