Upper Peninsula 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.

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

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.



Approximately 185 people attended the U.P. Labor Management Council’s 45th Annual Conference on Thursday, March 5th 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.  Six sessions were held at the one-day conference.  The first general session was “Best Practices for Preparing for Negotiations” presented by Shela Khan Monroe, Attorney at Law.  The second general session, presented by Attorney Clifford Hammond, Nemath Law P.C., was “Affordable Care Act at the Bargaining Table”.  Three breakout sessions were offered to the attendees.  “Bargaining Retiree Health/Pension Benefits” was presented by Attorney Laura Katers Reilly, Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe P.C.; “Labor/Management Basics: Information Requests” was presented by Shela Khan Monroe, Attorney at Law; and, “Right to Work:  Your Questions Answered” was presented by Arthur Przybylowicz, Michigan Education Association and Gary Patterson, Masud Labor Law Group.  The three breakout sessions were offered in the morning and afternoon. .  The conference ended with a one-hour motivational session entitled “The Power of Words”, by Dr. James Surrell.  As part of the event, attendees donated non-perishable food items for the local Salvation Army food pantry.  More information about the conference can be found on the Council website at www.uplmc.com or by contacting the Council office at 906-466-0155. 


U.P. Labor-Management Council, Inc.


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