­Partnership Day Pre-Conference Event

Robert Reich Partnership Day features a keynote by Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Univ. of Calif. Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor.

Partnership Day 2016 is a national event focused on Labor Management Partnerships in the United States. The program will feature today's leaders of top Labor Management Partnerships. You will hear from Kaiser Permanente, the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions (CKPU), the United Auto Workers, Ford Motor Company and others. Kicking off the day will be a dynamic key note by Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor.

Partnership Day will take a realistic and honest look at the ups and downs that occur in partnerships, and what can be learned from the experiences of leading practitioners. You will leave with a deeper understanding of how management and labor can work together more productively in a sustained partnership.

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Regency A/B

Preconference Opening Remarks:

Allison Beck, Director, FMCS
Dennis L. Dabney, Senior Vice President, National Labor Relations and Office of Labor Management Partnership, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker:

Hal Ruddick, Executive Director, Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, AFL-CIO 

Keynote Speaker

Robert Reich
Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley, former U.S. Secretary of Labor

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

Partnership Day Panels

Moderators: Dr. Thomas J. Schneider, President & CEO of Restructuring Associates, Inc.; Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Professor, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions

  • Dennis L. Dabney, Senior Vice President, National Labor Relations and Office of the Labor Management Partnership, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc.
  • Jim Pruitt, Vice President of Labor Partnership and Relations for the Permanente Federation, Oakland, California
  • Hal Ruddick, Executive Director, Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, AFL-CIO
  • Denise Duncan, Registered Nurse, President, United Nurses Association of California/Union of Health Care Professionals

Berea School District and the Berea Federation of Teachers, Ohio State Federation

  • Michael R. Sheppard, Superintendent Berea School District
  • Brian Kessler, President, Berea Federation of Teachers and Ohio State Federation Secretary Treasurer

Los Angeles County Health Agency and SEIU, Local 721

  • Robert Schoonover, President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721
  • Dr. Mitchell Katz, Director, Los Angeles County Health Agency

Moderators
T. Schneider & J. Cutcher-Gershenfeld

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Riverside West

Partnership Day Luncheon

2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Partnership Day Panels

Moderators: Dr. Thomas J. Schneider, President & CEO of Restructuring Associates, Inc.; Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Professor, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

United Auto Workers and the Ford Motor Company

  • Jimmy Settles, Vice President, United Auto Workers
  • Bill Dirksen, Vice President Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company

International Paper and the United Steelworkers of America

  • William Pierre, Director of Employee Relations, International Paper
  • Jon Geenen, International Vice President United Steelworkers

Northwest Natural Gas and the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 11

  • Lea Anne Doolittle, Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President, Northwest Natural Gas
  • Michael (Mike) L. Richards, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, OPEIU, Local 11

Moderators
T. Schneider & J. Cutcher-Gershenfeld

4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Regency A/B

Full Group Debrief

Closing Remarks

  • Wilma Liebman, Former Chair, National Labor Relations Board
  • Scot Beckenbaugh, Deputy Director, FMCS
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Regency A/B
Partnership Day Reception