Supplier Impact

Dickinson Wright Attorneys Present Roundtable on Recent Labor Negotiations

"DETROIT, MICHIGAN, Dickinson Wright PLLC attorneys Maurice G. Jenkins, Sheryl A. Laughren and C. John Holmquist will present a breakfast roundtable on the impact of the recent Big 3/UAW negotiations on auto suppliers. The seminar, entitled 'Facing The Future: Understanding the Impact of the Big 3 Negotiations', will be held on Wednesday, November 12 at the Michigan State University Management Education Center in Troy, Michigan. The roundtable, presented in conjunction with the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, will also feature guest panelists from the Chamber and Automotive News. As this year's negotiations have ended, suppliers are faced with uncertainty related to union organizing efforts in their own facilities and how to handle the new contracts' impact on their own growth. This seminar is designed for Human Resources Management Representatives, Labor Relations Management Representatives, Labor and Employment Legal Counsel, Organizational Growth Strategists, and Labor Relations Consultants. It will provide insights into the following areas, among others: Neutrality agreements -- when work goes to non-union facilities Private non-NLRB certified elections Strategies to insure employee free choice regarding unionization Managing the impact of successor clauses when acquiring Big 3, Visteon or Delphi facilities Alternative wage & benefit structures to maintain global pricing/cost competitiveness Registration and buffet breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m, with roundtable discussion beginning at 8:00 am. Fee is $25 per person. Individuals may register by calling (313) 223-3785 or emailing by November 7, 2003. Dickinson Wright PLLC is celebrating 125 years of serving its clients, efficiently and creatively meeting their legal and business needs. The firm recently was recognized by Corporate Board Member magazine as one of Michigan's leading corporate firms. Dickinson Wright has offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Washington, D.C."
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