Modified Traditional Bargaining: Working on Issues for Win-Win Solutions

Tough economic times call for more creativity and collaboration on both sides of the negotitions table. During the November 10 seminar, Becky Steward with AFSCME and Blaise Lamphier with Multnomah County will share lessons learned from the trenches. Becky was president of AFSCME Local 88 at Multnomah County during the start of the economic downturn.  During that time the Union and the County found ways to work together to save over 100 jobs that would have otherwise been eliminated.

The chapter presentation will be at Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Campus. Check in at 7:30 a.m. Presentation 8-9:30

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Negotiating in Tough Times

Faced with prospects of limited resources, it is imperative that public sector employers partner with employees in seeking solutions for ever-growing demands for services.  Navigating through the collective bargaining process during these times can seem overwhelming.  Speaker Bob Nightingale will offer insights and perspectives of what he sees on the horizon as the State’s Mediator for the Employment Relations Board and provide examples of negotiated solutions that work…and perhaps those that have not done so well.  This workshop is an excellent opportunity for managers and bargaining team participants to gain valuable insights for successful negotiated agreements in these tough economic times.

This is a breakfast seminar to be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, January 13, at Clackamas Community College’s Wilsonville Campus.  See registration form for directions.

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November 5 Training Session

The IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter presentation on November 5, 2009 is titled “Negotiation Strategies – Lessons from the Trenches.”  We’ve invited a panel to discuss strategies on preparing for negotiations, organizing your bagaining team, selecting topcis, sequencing issues, ground rules and what you can do in between contracts to prepare for your next round of negotiations.  Carol Brown, Labor Relations Manager of Multnomah County, Mark Stotic, Labor & Employee Relations manager for Clackamas County and Eva Corbin, Deputy Administrator of the State of Oregon’s Dept. of Administrative Services Labor Relations Unit, will provide their collective wisdom and we hope you will bring your bargaining team members for this insightful discussion.

Please note that this meeting will be held at the Clackamas Community College campus in Wilsonville, directions are on the attached flyer.  It’s a breakfast meeting again, and yes, we’ll have a warm meal for you.  If you are member of IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter or OrPelra, the cost is $20.

Registration deadline is October 30!


IPMA Oregon Chapter
Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington
Solutions for Public HR Excellence