March 17, 2005
Emily Ryan
(202) 639-6421

AFGE Attorneys to be Featured at ABA Conference

(Washington)-Three attorneys with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) will participate in the upcoming American Bar Association Federal Service Labor & Employment Law Committee’s 2005 Midwinter Meeting.

AFGE Deputy General Counsel Charles A. Hobbie is co-chair of the ABA committee. AFGE Assistant General Counsel J. Ward Morrow and AFGE Local 1923 Counsel Ericka Lewis also will speak at the meeting.

“I am excited that this year’s event features former Office of Personnel Management Director Kay Cole James as the keynote speaker,” Hobbie said. “Additionally, Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) member Carol Walker Pope will be honored for her many years of exceptional service in federal sector labor relations.”

AFGE’s attorneys will be in the company of representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FLRA, and Merit Systems Protection Board, among others.

Morrow will join DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Ronald J. James and National Treasury Employees Union Deputy General Counsel Larry Adkins to discuss the new DHS labor and personnel regulations. Lewis will focus on attorney fees in the federal sector.

The meeting will be held March 21-22 at the ABA’s Washington, D.C., office (740 15th Street, NW).

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