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Register Today for the 2017 NECA Labor Relations Conference

Apr 07, 2017

The 2017 NECA Labor Relations Conference will be held June 19 – 21 at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN.

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Plan your travel:

The conference begins Monday afternoon at 2:00 pm with a "pre-conference" review of labor relations basics for those new to the industry or just wanting a review. All attendees are welcome at this session.There will be a two-hour opening reception at the hotel in the evening.Minneapolis is a fairly easy city to fly to, so most will be able to fly inMonday morning and still make the 2:00 pm session.

Tuesday will start with a breakfast from 7:00 – 8:00 A.M. followed by a general session until noon. Some of the featured speakers include:

  • NECA President David Hardt and CEO John Grau
  • NECA Vice President of Labor Relations Geary Higgins and NECA General Counsel Gary Lieber
  • IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson and Assistant to the International President Jerry Westerholm
  • NMAPC Director of Industrial Relations Dan Hogan
  • National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans Executive Director Michael Scott
  • Attorney Jim Cole of the Groom Law Group

Lunch will be provided, and then breakout sessions on various topics will fill out the afternoon. Topics include:

  • CIR Presentations
  • Negotiations
  • Grievance Handling
  • Legal Limitations on Labor-Management Committees
  • Analysis of CBA Language and Conflicts with Category I Language
  • Chapter Manager Attributes

There will be a light, one-hour reception on Tuesday evening to allow attendees to get out and dine at some of Minneapolis’ many fine and favorite restaurants. There is a lot to do in the twin cities area (http://visit-twincities.com ) and along with fine dining, you can find places where fun is as important as the food - many of the cities’ eateries have been featured on the Food Network’sDiners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

Wednesday again starts with breakfast at 7:00 A.M. and a general session at 8:00 A.M. The conference will end before noon. There will not be a lunch on Wednesday.

Registration Information

The early registration fee for full registrations is $550 per person. Registration for the conference should be completed through the NECA online registration system via theNECA Website. Spouse and guest registration is $300, which includes participation in meals and receptions.

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Early rates end April 30, 2017. Starting May 1,2017the registration fee will be $600.00 per person. NOTE: Cancellations after Friday, June 9, 2017 may result in a loss of partial or all of the registration fees. Should you have any difficulty, please contact Stephanie with Precision Meetings & Events at 703-739-4480.

The recommended attire for the reception and conference is business casual.


The 2017 NECA LRC will take place at Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NECA has secured a room rate of $209.00 plus tax (13.4%).You can reserve your room one of three ways:

  1. Use the following link and select your check-in and check-out dates to make a reservation:https://aws.passkey.com/go/NECALaborRelations2017
  2. You may also contact1-888-421-1442to make your reservation. The group reservation name is listed as theNECA Labor Relations Conference
  3. The hotel reservation link will appear at the end of your online registration process, you will also have the option to reserve your room at this time.
Reservations must be made byFriday, May 28in order to guarantee the discounted rate. Please be sure to make your reservations early. Check-in is at 3:00 PM and check-outis12:00 pm. Late check-outs may be possible depending upon availability. Guest room cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalties.


Click on the link below to register for this meeting. A subsequent link will allow you to book your hotel room once you complete your registration.

Contact Precision Meetings & Events

If you have any questions regarding the conference registration and/or hotel reservation process, please feel free to contact Stephanie Squicciarini, Precision Meetings & Events, at703.739.4480 or, Stephanie@teamprecision.com


Hyatt Regency

1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
(504) 586-0300