Long Island Chapter
SHAPING THE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE
Beverly E. Harrison, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Gerald Grayson Editor email@example.com
The labor relations community is in the midst of a challenging period. Long Island LERA is a chapter of the national organization that is exploring the op- tions to deal with these challenges. One solution is to create a Labor Re- lations Specialist certifi- cation program. The plan would address the growing need of employers and unions for professionals who are truly competent in the areas of negotiations, dis- pute resolution, compensation and benefits adminis- tration and a variety of related subjects. The national organization also provides a forum for those who wish to publish and present papers. My report on the na- tional conference will be available at the LI LERA annual conference on May 8, 2009 at the de Seversky Center, at New York Institute of Technology.
The conference theme is: Shaping the Workplace of the Future. The keynote speaker is, Jerome Lefkowitz, Chairperson of New York State PERB. Committee co-chairs, Amanda Barker and Richard Roth, and their committee planned an exceptional day with panels to discuss The Employee Free Choice Act and The Future of Labor in America, and The Proposed Property Tax Cap in NYS: How Would It Affect Col- lective Bargaining for Public Sector Unions. Featured panelists are: Alan B. Lubin, Executive VP of NYSUT, Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick of the 7th. District, John Diviney of Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl and Assoc. and Max Zimny, former General Counsel of UNITE. For additional information please call 516-621-7793.
This year our chapter celebrates its 30th anniver- sary. Ex-president Peter Bee has agreed to chair the
committee that will plan the celebration. His com- mittee consists of several other past presidents in- cluding Hezekiah Brown, Tom Lilly, Jr., and Ellen Schuler-Mauk. Tony Giustino will also serve.
Tom Lilly, Jr. introduced CLE credits, increased student participation and membership and several other initiatives for our chapter. I will strive to do the same as well as keep a steady hand on the rudder of this organization. It is the dedication of our ex- ecutive board and individual members who under- stand the importance of promoting full discussion and exchange of ideas, networking, research and the sharing of best practices at our quarterly meetings. Our programs are educational and entertaining.
Don’t forget, this is your newsletter. You may list your job openings, announcements, promotions, wage settlements, client acquisitions and other an- nouncements of special interest. Email them to the editor, Jerry Grayson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009 LERA SPRING CONFERENCE NY INST OF TECHNOLOGY
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Presentation of scholarships
Panel: The Employee Free Choice Act
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break 11:00-12:00 Panel: The Pros and Cons of a
F P O P r o p e r t y T a x C a p 1 2 : 0 0 - 1 2 : 3 0 K e y n o t e S p e a k e r : J e r o m e L e f k o w i t z 1 2 : 3 0 - 2 : 0 0 B u f f e t L u n c h p r e s e n t e d b y t h e C u l i n a r y S c h o o l o f N Y I T
UPCOMING CHAPTER MEETINGS
JUNE 10 -- NASSAU SEPT 16 -- SUFFOLK