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Tennessee Employment Relations Research Association 15th Annual TERRA Conference
October 16 - 18, 2013
Description: The Tennessee Employment Relations Research Association (TERRA) was formed in 1997, joining 63 other local and state chapters of the 58 year old Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). TERRA provides a forum through which labor relations practitioners and academics interested in the fields of Industrial Relations and Human Resources share their research, knowledge and insights through regular regional meetings and the annual state-wide conference.

Category: Conference

Time: 1:00 PM - 11:30 AM (Daily times may vary. Please see agenda below.)

Location: Lakeside Club, Wingo Inn & Arnold Air Force Base, Tullahoma, Tennessee

Preliminary Program

Wednesday, October 16
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Welcome to TERRA 2012
Cameron Bennett President

1:15 – 3:00 p.m.
NIOSH Safe, Skilled and Ready Workforce Initiative
Rebecca Guerin, NIOSH Education and Information
TOSHA 2012-2013 Review
Steve Hawkins, TOSHA

3:00 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Workshop: Using BLS Resources
Introduction: Cameron Bennett
Steve Rondone, BLS

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
TERRA’s Welcome Dinner & Featured Speaker
Introduction: William Canak
Social Networks and Jobs
Professor Nancy DiTomaso,
Vice-Dean for Faculty & Research, Rutgers Univ.,
School of Business

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hospitality Reception
Sponsored by Mid-South Carpenters Regional Council

Thursday,October 17

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Critical Trends in Workers’ Compensation
Professor John Burton, Rutgers University,
School of Management & Labor Relations
Panel: Labor: Jerry Lee
Management: TBA
Neutral: Abbie Hudgens, TN DOL Workers’ Comp. Div.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Break & Refreshments

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Enforcing Labor Law
Joanne Goldstein, Secretary of Labor & Workforce
Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Panel: Matt Capece, UBC;
Pam Sullivan, USDOL - Wage & Hour Division

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Banquet & Featured Speaker
Introduction: Jerry Lee
Professor David Lewin, Topic TBA

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Introduction: Gretchen Webber
Apprentice Training for 21st Century Challenges
Presenter Nathaniel Brown,TN State Director,

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
21st Century Workforce Skills & Training
Douglas Gamble,Manufacturing Renaissance
Dr. Susan Helper, Chief Economist, US. Dept. of Labor
Dan Swinney, Executive Director of Manufacturing

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Banquet and Featured Speaker
Dr. Susan Helper, Chief Economist, US. Dept. of Labor

8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Hospitality Reception
Sponsored by Waller,Lansden, Dortch & Davis

Friday,October 18

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Business Meeting

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Arbitration Decisions Workshop
Mollie Bowers, Cincinnati

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Current Issues in Employment& Labor Law, the NLRB & in the Courts
Chair: William Canak
Robert Covington, Vanderbilt
Jed Marcus, Bressler, Amery & Ross
Lynn Agee, United Steelworkers

Contact: William Canak

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