Organized in 1971, the Upper Peninsula Labor-Management Council, Inc. is established to serve as a representative group from both labor and management in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The Council was formed with the belief by both labor and management that the goals of each side are harmonious in most cases, and that there should be a separate and distinct organization that both sides can participate in to further their mutual goal.


W577County Road 400, Bark River, MI  49807    906-466-0155

Upper Peninsula Labor-Management Council, Inc.

The U.P. Labor-Management Council, Inc. has selected Michigan Technological University, Houghton, as the host site for its 2016 Annual Conference.  The Annual Conference, entitled "New Approaches to Old Challenges", has been scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2016.  The one-day conference will feature several educational seminars for participants.  Don Maki, FMCS, will kick off the conference presenting "Mediate that Grievance" to the full audience.  The second general session is "Workers Compensation: What Labor and Management Need to Know" presented by Attorneys Gabe Cameron and Sam Larrabee, Clark, Bray, Cameron, Larrabee, P.C., Escanaba.  Breakout sessions include "Past Practice at Arbitration" presented by Arbitrator Kathryn VanDagens, Lansing.  "Top Five Mistakes the Other Side Makes Handling Grievances" will be presented by Gary Patterson, Attorney, Masud Labor Law Group, Saginaw, and Suzanne K. Clark, MEA Staff Attorney.  This session will be moderated by Federal Mediator Don Maki.  The final breakout session presented by David Hulings, Motivational Transition Coach, Hulings & Associates, Muskegon will be "Negotiation Language".  All three morning breakout sessions will also be offered in the afternoon.  The final session for the 2016 Annual Conference will be "The Four Voices of Change" presented by David Hulings, Motivational Transition Coach, Hulings & Associates, Muskegon.  Anyone in the workplace representing labor or management, as well as college students would find this conference educational and time well spent.  Registration and questions can be directed to the Council's office at 906-466-0155 or the Council's website (

Upcoming Events:  Annual Conference - March 3, 2016 (Michigan Tech University)

Thanks to everyone that participated in the
2015 Annual Conference Food Drive


U.P. Labor-Management Council, Inc.


*Promote Labor and Management cooperation within the public and private sector through education.

*  Recognize the rights of both Labor and Management to co-exist and prosper.

*  Promote a greater understanding to the public through examples of effective Labor-Management cooperation.

*  Enhance the growth and stability of quality jobs in the Upper Peninsula by cooperation with others that are promoting and working towards this goal.