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U.P. Labor-Management Council  Holds 48th Annual Conference

Approximately 150 people attended the U.P. Labor-Management Council's 48th Annual Conference on Thursday, March 8th, at the Island Resort & Casino Conference Center in Harris.  Management and labor representatives throughout the Upper Peninsula gathered for a day of education and networking to promote cooperation in the workplace.  Five sessions were held at the one-day conference.  The first general session was "Handling Political Differences in the Workplace" presented by Javier Ramirez, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service.  Three breakout sessions included "Interest-Based Bargaining" presented by Don Maki, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, "Advanced Collective Bargaining" presented by Shela Khan-Monroe, Attorney, McLaren Health Care, and "Update on Affordable Care Act" presented by Clifford Hammond, Attorney, Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, PC.  The breakout sessions were offered in the morning and the afternoon.  The conference ended with a general session on "Time Management Essentials" presented by Neil Ihde, Life IQ.  As part of the event, attendees donated non-perishable food items for St. Vincent de Paul's food pantry.

USW Local 2-21 President Steve Benoit and Local 2-21 member Joe Curran presented a check in the amount of $15774.48 to the U.P. Labor-Management Council on behalf of the Local 2-21membership.  The check represents one hour of wages donated by each member of Local 2-21.


U.P. Labor-Management Council, Inc.

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.


Upper Peninsula Labor-Management Council, Inc.

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*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.