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2023 Labor Relations Conference

Grand Hyatt Nashville

1000 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
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This year’s conference will include a wide range of presentations from industry experts, NECA and IBEW representatives and Keynote speaker Roy Spence. Topics will include employment law, the use of the Pattern Agreement Guide, the NMA, a CLRC presentation on the Settlements Reports and the Union Electrician Workforce characteristics and projections report, and labor relation challenges. Additionally, discussions will be held on the manpower shortage & attrition study, apprenticeship etA & CML updates, NEBF, NEAP, NEFP & FMCP updates, and CIR best practices.

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Monday, March 20th

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.Registration
 Location: The 576
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Fireside Chat, Industry Update & IBEW Changes
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speakers: Kevin Tighe - Vice President, Employee Benefits and Industrial Relations, NECA; Matt Paules, Director of Construction & Maintenance, IBEW
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Reception (Dinner on Your Own)
 Location: Summit Ballroom ABC

Tuesday, March 21st

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast (Grab & Go)
 Location: Summit Ballroom ABC
8:00 - 8:05 a.m.Welcome to Nashville and Pledge of Allegiance
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speakers: Chase Pendergraft, Executive Director, NECA East Tennessee Chapter; General Ronald Bailey, Senior Vice President of Industry Development, NECA
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.Welcome Remarks from NECA Leadership
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speakers: Kirk Davis, NECA President & David Long, NECA CEO
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Drug Testing and Section 7 Rights
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speakers: Jef Fagan, Senior Vice President, Labor Relations and Risk Management, NECA; Greg Ossi, Fagre, Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP
9:30 a.m.Break
 Location: Summit Foyer
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.Presentation on the Pattern Agreement Guide
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speaker: Ian Andrews, Executive Director, Midwestern Region, NECA
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.Field Service Panel -- Labor Relations Hot Topics
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speaker: Steve Krieg, Vice President, Field Services & NECA Regional Directors
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Lunch
 Location: Summit Ballroom ABC
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.NMA Updates
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speaker: Dan Hogan, CEO, TAUC
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.CLRC: Wages, Workers & Conundrums
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speakers: Carey Peters, Executive Director, Construction Labor Research Council; Matt Minarik, Sr. Data Analyst, Construction Labor Research Council
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.Inside Construction and Outside Line Industry Labor Relation Challenges
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speakers: Ian Andrews, Executive Director, Midwestern Region, NECA; Bob LaLumiere, NECA Outside Line
3:30 p.m.Break
 Location: Summit Foyer
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.ERISA Prohibited Transactions
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speaker: Jim Cole, Principal, Groom Law Group
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.Addressing the Manpower Shortage & Attrition Study
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speakers: General Ronald Bailey, Senior Vice President, Industry Development, NECA; Steve Krieg, Vice President, Field Labor Relations and Services, NECA
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Reception
 Location: Ole Red

Wednesday, March 22nd

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
 Location: Summit Ballroom ABC
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.Keynote Speaker: Roy Spence, Co-founder/Chairman of GSD&M Advertising and the Purpose Institute
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Apprenticeship etA & CML Updates
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speakers: Todd Stafford, Executive Director, electrical training ALLIANCE; Greg Greiner, Managing Director, electrical training ALLIANCE
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.NEBF, NEAP, NEFP & FMCP Updates
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speaker: Darrin Golden, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of NEBF and NEAP, the Executive Director of the NECA/IBEW FMCP, and the Executive Director of the NEFP 401(k) 
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.Break
 Location: Summit Foyer
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.CIR Best Practices Panel Discussion

Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speakers: Kevin Tighe, Vice President, Employee Benefits and Industrial Relations, NECA; Frank Piatt, Regional Executive Director, District 3; Bill Orgill, Executive Director, Western Region; Mark Walter, CEO, Christenson Electric Inc.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.Q&A Session & Wrap-Up
 Location: Summit Ballroom DE
 Speaker: Kevin Tighe, Vice President, Employee Benefits and Industrial Relations, NECA
12:30 p.m.Adjourn




Jules Scarpello

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