We are fortunate to have the support of
six organizations which are essential to the development of
Labor-Management Relations in the Commonwealth.
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Department of Labor and
Virginia Employment Commission
Virginia Manufacturers' Association
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Join us for an informative
discussion on the status of labor-management relations in
Virginia. You will experience various perspectives from both the
private and public sectors; hear ‘best practices’ from Virginia
organizations that have positive labor relations; and learn how
workforce development programs, such as apprenticeship, can impact
your organization. Also, you will receive information on available
government programs including voluntary protection programs and group
opening night reception you will enjoy some of Richmond’s finest hor
devours as you network with your peers from Virginia’s labor
relations’ environment. Start the symposium off by exchanging stories
and laughs with colleagues and friends.
This program will consist of three highly interactive sessions:
In session one,
The status of labor-management relations in Virginia will be discussed
from three distinct perspectives: Labor, Management, and Government.
Panelists will provide their views on past experiences, and provide
insight into areas of mutual benefit and how they can affect
Session two will highlight three ‘best practice’ programs
that encourage a positive and cooperative climate. You will hear how
the programs were initiated, what strategies were used to get through
the early stages,
the overall labor relations’ culture changed from both the labor and
Session three will explore federal and state government
programs, which develop a win-win-win relationship between labor,
management, and government. The panelists will discuss the programs’
benefits, and address resources and assistance available to integrate
these programs into your organization.
Mark Warner : Invited
Michael J. Schewel -
Michael Schewel grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and attended
public schools there. He went to college at Princeton University
and law school at the University of Virginia.
As a lawyer,
he was engaged in economic development projects in Virginia and
across the United States. Until becoming Secretary, he served as
the head of McGuire Woods corporate law department, which included
approximately 145 lawyers in 9 offices around the country.
Schewel previously served on the Virginia Fair Housing Study
Commission and was a Commissioner of the Virginia Housing
Development Authority for eight years.
- Following his confirmation in July 2002, Director Peter Hurtgen
asked his predecessor, Charles Richard Barnes, to remain with the
agency as Deputy Director, a position Barnes had held from 1997
Barnes previously served as the 14th Director of the
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, having been confirmed
by the Senate in November 1999. A resident of Atlanta, Georgia,
Barnes brings broad and far-reaching experience in collective
bargaining and labor-management relations to his FMCS role and
As Deputy Director,
he also led mediation teams in helping to resolve several
significant labor-management disputes, including the 1997 strike
by 185,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters
against the United Parcel Service, the International Association
of Machinists and the Kennedy Space Center, and most recently the
negotiations between Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and the striking
California Nurses Association, affecting 30 primary care hospitals
in Northern California.
Omni Richmond Hotel
100 South 12th Street
3 or more participants: $235.00
Early registration (May 2nd):
Rates are per person and include
opening day evening reception, admission to all sessions,
continental breakfast, lunch and program materials.
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 2nd
link to register or call Tracy Jolley at:
Phone: (80) 828-7484 or toll free
Fax: (804) 828-4340
Upon receipt of registration,
acknowledgment will be mailed with a map and directions.
Please make arrangements and payments directly with the
Reservation Department at The Omni, (800) 843-6664 or (804)
344-7000. Ask for the Labor‑Management Symposium (Virginia Labor
Studies Center) rate of $115.00 plus tax per night. Reservations
must be received by April 22, 2003. All cancellations must be
received forty-eight (48) hours prior to scheduled arrival for
refund of deposit. Check‑in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out time
is 12 noon.
If you wish to receive information on this or future events, follow
this link to be added to our mailing
EIGHTH ANNUAL VIRGINIA OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
JUNE 4 - 6, 2003
RENAISSANCE PORTSMOUTH HOTEL
AND WATERFRONT CONFERENCE CENTER
Sponsored by: Virginia Department of Labor and
To provide affordable safety and health training opportunities to
employers, employees and safety and health professionals.
Includes conference materials, continental breakfast, break
refreshments and lunch. Advance registration is $100 until April 15,
2003. Registration after that date is $135. Payment must be made by
check, VISA or MasterCard.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing by May 15, 2003
in order to receive a refund. An administrative fee of $15 will
be charged for cancellation. Substitution of attendees is allowed
but notification is needed by May 15, 2003. "No-shows"
will not receive a refund.
Reservations should be made directly with Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel
and Waterfront Conference Center, 1-888-839-1775. Ask for the
Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Conference (Department of
Labor & Industry) rate which is $108 single and $109 double.
To receive this hotel rate, reservations and deposits must
be in by May 1, 2003. Rooms must be guaranteed with either a
credit card or first night's deposit.
Parking is available in the City of Portsmouth owned and operated
Water Street Garage connected to the Hotel. Parking charges for
registered guests are $5 per vehicle per night for self-parking and $8
per vehicle per night for valet parking. Parking fees are charged for
· Colonial and Tidewater Chapters of the American Society of Safety
· Central and Tidewater VA Sections of the American Industrial Hygiene
· Virginia AFL-CIO
· Virginia Labor Studies Center
· Virginia State Occupational Health Nurses
CEU's and ABIH IH CM Points have been applied for.
For more conference information call 804-786-5873 or 786-6359