2019 Conference Schedule & Program

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

11:00 – 1:00 PM



Opening Session

· Welcome

· Color Guard— Sam Houston High School Hurricane Storm Color Guard

· National Anthem – Tanya Anderson of Ascension


Opening Address: The Honorable State Senator Jose Menendez


Plenary Session: From the Shop Floor to the Top Floor – Advancing and promoting women in labor and management leadership roles


Dora Cervantes – International National Secretary Treasurer, IAM

Naomi Hudson – Sr. Advisor Labor Relations, Southwest Airlines

Stephanie Milne – Team Leader Offshore Renewables, RPS

Robin Williams – International Vice President, UFCW

Stephen Williams – Director, Houston Health and Human Services Department


Facilitator: Lisa Alonzo – San Antonio Alamo Federal Executive Board


Evening reception and TXLMC Casino Night


Thursday July 11, 2019


Morning Concurrent Workshops (See Workshop Schedule for details)

· Utilizing Interest Based Bargaining for Contract Negotiations

· Safety Recognition Programs:  Working Together for the Benefit of All

· Red Light/Green Light Arbitration Panel

· After the Gavel – Impacts to Labor/Management after the 2019 Texas Legislation Session


Mid-Morning Concurrent Workshops

· Including LGBTQ Working People in Our Workplace and Unions

· Narrative Negotiations: What’s Your Story and Why Are You Sticking to It

· Demographic Characteristics and Trends in Texas and Workforce Development

· Six Thinking Hats – Better Decisions and Communication 


TXLMC Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon

Hall of Fame Speaker: Dave Renfro Retired FMCS and TXLMC Inductee


Afternoon Concurrent Workshops

· Mediation Matters:  Let’s Play Ball

· What’s Hot In the NLRB

· Generational Diversity: Fostering Dialogue to Identify Shared Values in a Labor and Management workforce

· Union and Employer Reporting Requirements for Public Disclosure


Free evening to explore and enjoy San Antonio and the Riverwalk


Friday, July 12, 2019


Plenary Session:  Creating a Culture of Civility @ Work –  Joe Bontke, EEOC Outreach and Education Coordinator


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Management & Labor Together Toward Success – Barbara Rumph, FMCS Regional Director


Closing remarks and door prizes


Conference Ends