Coverage of the FMCS Future@Work Labor-Management Conference

//Coverage of the FMCS Future@Work Labor-Management Conference

Coverage of the FMCS Future@Work Labor-Management Conference

Three days of successful workshops, expert speakers and inspiring dialogue at the FMCS 2016 National Labor-Management Conference in Chicago concluded Friday, August 19, with a morning plenary panel discussion titled “NLRB Trends in the Future@Work: The View from All Sides.” The distinguished panel members included: Mark Gaston Pearce, Chairman, NLRB; and Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel, NLRB. Lynn Rhinehart, General Counsel, AFL-CIO; and Randel K. Johnson, Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, served as moderators with introductions by FMCS Director Allison Beck. NLRB Member Philip A. Miscimarra, appeared via pre-recorded video.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to conference attendees

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to Future@Work attendees in first-day session.

Jason Dorsey, Chief Strategy Officer and Millennials Researcher at The Center for Generational Kinetics, wrapped up the Conference with a plenary address titled “Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation of Workers,” introduced by Lu-Ann Glaser, FMCS Manager of National Programs and Initiatives.

FMCS Director Allison Beck delivered summary remarks to close the conference.

Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente

Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, speaks on change and technolog to Future@Work first-day attendees.

The awesome line up of conference speakers and presenters began Wednesday with remarks from Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, Jorge Ramirez, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor; and a keynote speech by Bernard Tyson, CEO and Chairman of Kaiser Permanente, who spoke on the prospect of technological change and a coming “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Other featured speakers and presenters during the conference included national labor-management and new economy leaders, such as Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO; Susan N. Story, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Water; Christina Stembel, Founder and CEO Farmgirl Flowers, Thomas Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management and Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research; Wilma B. Liebman, Former Chairman, National Labor Relations Board; and Dan Yager, President and CEO of the HR Policy Association, along with many others.

An inspiring pre-conference “Partnership Day” program on Tuesday, led by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich with panel discussions by labor and management representatives on successful partnerships between unions and major employers around the country, set the stage for the three-day FMCS gathering.

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