2013.04.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
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Fourteenth Annual General Welfare Conference to be Held at UNO April 13
Omaha - A one-day conference dedicated to the modern labor movement is planned for Saturday, April 13, by the William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
The 14th annual Promoting the General Welfare Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons UNO's Dodge Campus.
The conference will feature a morning plenary session and three workshops. The workshops will run approximately 75 minutes and be repeated throughout the conference in order to make each available to attendees.
This year's sessions and presenters include:
Harold Schaitberger, general president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), will present "The Current State of the American Labor Movement." The presentation will examine the history of the labor movement from the 1920 to today and how the labor movement can make an impact today.
Pat Kellett, director of marketing and business development of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, will present "How the Davis-Bacon Act and Project Labor Agreements Help Strengthen Communities," which will examine both the Davis-Bacon Act and Project Labor Agreements for their benefits to local economies and communities.
Tess Ewing, a former labor extension coordinator at the University of Massachussetts-Boston, will present "'Ignorance is Not Bliss!' Explaining Organized Labor in Ways that Unite Wage Earners." The presentation will focus on plans to promote wage earners, their families and the communities in which they live from outside attacks.
Clayola Brown, president of the national A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI), will present "Understanding the Role of the A.Phillip Randolph Institute in Uniting Wage Earners for a Better Future." The presentation will explain the role of the APRI, which is one of six constituency groups that bridge diverse communities within the AFL-CIO
Registration costs $35 for students and $45 for the general public. To register, call 402.554.2344. Space is limited to the first 120 participants.
For more information, visit the website at http://www.unomaha.edu/wbils/inside_conference_2013.php.
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