Get Ready for the Future@Work

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AFGE President J. David Cox, Sr. and AFGE Defcon Chair Don Hale will be participating in a National Labor-Management Conference in Chicago next month, and you won't want to miss it.  

The highly acclaimed conference is hosted by the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS) on Aug. 17-19, and AFGE members are encouraged to attend.  

“We are excited and honored that AFGE President David Cox and AFGE Defcon Chair Don Hale will take part in our program to share their expertise on labor trends in this new environment and their vision for the 21st century Federal workplace!” said FMCS Director Allison Beck. “With our conference theme, “The Future@Work: Trends, Tools, and Techniques for Partnering in the New Economy,” we could not ask for more insightful analysts or thoughtful commenters on contemporary labor issues.”   

AFGE members and leaders will be joined by an extraordinary line up of advocates, practitioners and experts, who will share the latest insights for addressing the Future@Work.  With more than 70 sessions, federal labor-management professionals won’t want to miss the most important conference of the year. 

A few examples of the workshops:  

  • Partnering for Better Public Service 
  • New Beginnings at the Department of Defense  
  • Mediation Best Practices and Ethics for Lawyers and Other Advocates  
  • NLRB Trends in the Future@Work  
  • Bargaining over Benefits in the Future@Work  
  • Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation of Workers  
  • Dissecting the Gig Economy: Myths, Realities, and Implications     

A Pre-Conference Partnership Day on August 16 will feature former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, and top leadership from Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company, and International Paper and the United Steelworkers of America. 

For more information about the conference, click here. To register, click here.  

Note that the deadline to reserve government rate lodging at Conference Hotel is July 19, 2016 

See you in Chicago!


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