"Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law 2018" American Law Institute

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Date   Sep 27 - 28, 2018

FordHarrison partners Ellen Ham and Jeff Wall will be presenting alongside other powerful practitioners during the "Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law 2018" for ALI in Washington, D.C.

Thursday - Friday, September 27-28, 2018
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

The Wink Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

About the Program

A highly-rated advanced conference examining labor-management relations in the airline and railroad industries, where the governing law is the Railway Labor Act and the responsible government agency is the National Mediation Board. This comprehensive course also explores the relationship among individual employees, their unions, their employers, and governmental and judicial regulation.

Hear from a premier faculty including current members of the National Mediation Board and staff as well as representatives of carriers, labor organizations, and individual employees. Get sophisticated, "behind the curtain" insights from all of the parties engaged in these disputes AND practical analysis on emerging issues in this unique area.

Topics include:

  • The role of election campaigns
  • Tactics in the negotiation and mediation processes
  • Grievance and arbitration procedures
  • International conflicts and carrier jurisdiction
  • Affiliations, mergers, and consolidations
  • Labor relations under the Bankruptcy Code
  • Drones, single pilot, Hyperloop, and space technology
  • The impact of the Supreme Court's decisions in Epic Systems Corp., Masterpiece Cakeshop, Janus, and Wisconsin Central

Jeff Wall and Ellen Ham will be presenting in these sessions:

  • Election Campaigns (Luby, Wall, Katz, Migliore, Joshi, and Hall) - September 27, 2018 (11:15 AM)
    • Rights, practical campaign strategy, and communications; applicable laws; problems that can be anticipated, including allegations of carrier or labor organization interference; and the role of the Board in election proceedings; Boards notices, campaign activities, and technological developments
  • Grievance and Arbitration Procedures (Cohen, Ham, Coleman, Roma, Migliore, Broderdorf, and Katz) - September 28, 2018 (9:00 AM)
    • Establishing system boards of adjustment on airlines; the functioning of the National Railroad Adjustment Board and parallel arbitral tribunals on airlines; tribunal operations; responsibilities of carriers and labor organizations in presenting grievances to arbitrators; arbitration case theories and tactics; analysis of "minor disputes" or interest arbitration; whether System Boards should or must be used before the first agreement is reached

You'll also benefit from the opportunity to network with industry leaders and attendees from across the country at a conference reception and two luncheons. If you represent labor organizations, carriers, or individuals working in the air and rail industries, this course is not to be missed!

For more information and to register, click here. Register one person for the in-person course at full price and save 40% on all additional in-person registrations for this course from your organization.