MCAA offers Collective Bargaining Seminars

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MCAA's 2012 Collective Bargaining Seminar (November 7-9, 2012), Coronado Calif. is designed to span basic collective bargaining structural issues and the latest best practices and approaches to successful bargaining outcomes for those who are new to or are veterans with their local bargaining teams. Key facilitators include program chairman Tim Brink of the MCA of Eastern Pennsylvania and Steve Lamb of the MCA of Chicago, Scott Strawbridge of the Northern California MCA, Steve Coleman of the MCA of Ontario and Frank Wall of the PMCA of Oregon. In addition, the program will provide the expert input of nationally recognized labor law attorney Mike Boldt of the Ice Miller law firm (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Richard Barnes, former director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and a leading national expert in bargaining techniques and approaches. Jim Murphy of the Murphy Company (St. Louis, Mo.) will discuss the Industrial Relations Council and MCA of Eastern PA members Jim Gaffney of Goshen Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (Malvern, Pa.) and Michael Dougherty of Matrix Services Industrial Contractors, Inc. (Eddystone, Pa.) will address ways the bargaining system and negotiations outcomes can be improved to promote robust industry competitiveness. Also, the program will cover the general election outcome and its impact on industry issues. Conference attendees will receive the 2012 edition of MCAA's Collective Bargaining Guide and Legal Analysis. Go to to register.

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