Mel Myers Labour Conference - Myers Weinberg LLP

Mel Myers Labour Conference

The 17th annual Mel Myers Labour Conference is being held March 15 & 16, 2018 at the Victoria Inn and Convention Centre. Conference details and registration information are available here.

Recap of the 16th Annual Mel Myers Labour Conference:

The 16th Annual Mel Myers Labour Conference was held on March 16 & 17, 2017.  The event was once again a great success!  Over 350 union leaders, activists, and labour lawyers were in attendance.  Topics covered included Drug Testing and Medical Marijuana, Compensation for Job-Related Psychological Illness, Remedies in Labour Law, Respectful Workplace Policies, and Pension and Benefits on the Bargaining Table, amongst many others.

The recipients of the proceeds of this year’s conference were Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE) and the Community Unemployed Help Centre (CUHC). LITE promotes community economic development by supporting inner-city initiatives in Winnipeg that build capacity and provide jobs. CUHC provides information, assistance, advice, and representation to individuals dealing with the federal government’s Employment Insurance program and the Manitoba Government’s Employment and Income Assistance program. The firm is thrilled to support such worthy causes.

 The conference organizers would like to thank everyone who attended the conference, and especially those who donated their time as presenters.

Pictured (Left to Right): Tyler Pearce (Executive Director, LITE); Jewel Roscelli (LITE); Kristen Worbanski (Mel Myers Labour Conference Organizing Committee Chair, Myers Weinberg LLP)

Pictured (Left to Right): Neil Cohen (Executive Director, CUHC); Kristen Worbanski (Mel Myers Labour Conference Organizing Committee Chair, Myers Weinberg LLP)

General Conference Information

The Annual Mel Myers Labour Conference is Manitoba's premier forum for bringing together union leaders and union-side labour lawyers to review and learn about current labour law topics, and to explore solutions to issues impacting the unionized workplace. In a "management-free" environment, knowledgeable individuals within their respective fields lead informative, hands-on sessions providing attendees with the necessary "know-how" and skills to help them deal with the diverse challenges facing unions and their member employees within today's workplaces. The conference is held annually and is a non-profit event with the net proceeds donated each year to a charitable organization which espouses economic and social justice and other worthy causes pursued by the labour community.

Conference Format

  • Timely and relevant workshop and plenary sessions
  • Presenters with strong union and union law backgrounds
  • Considerable interaction between attendees and presenters
  • Relaxed, informal, management-free environment
  • Great networking opportunity for union representatives

We look forward to seeing you at our next conference!

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