Ground Rules: Foundation for Bargaining

Gregory Powell

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Ground Rules are governing principles of conduct in collective bargaining to address the issues that arise from the collective bargaining relationship between public/private employers and unions, which have been selected by employees as their exclusive collective bargaining representative.


Why should you attend?

Those who should attend include both Employers and Union representatives, including private, federal, county, and state Employers. In particular, front-line supervisors, managers, directors, labor relations representatives, members of negotiation teams, labor law consultants, union representatives, and members of the bargaining union would benefit from this timely, comprehensive training.

Areas Covered in the Session :

  1. Purpose of Ground Rules
  2. Drafting Ground Rules
  3. What should be included in Ground Rules
  4. Ground Rules as a Defense in an Unfair Labor Charge (i.e., Federal Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Act)


Who will benefit: (Titles)

  1. Employers, Labor Relations personnel, HR personnel, Employer negotiators: Federal Agencies, Private Employers, as well as County, State, and Local Employers.
  2. Unions and Union Negotiators.

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Speaker: Gregory Powell,

Gregory Powell, Esquire, has practiced labor and employment law for 25 years, including working as a hearing officer and attorney for the National Labor Relations Board for almost fourteen years. He graduated law school from the University of Wisconsin in 1994, where he focused on Labor and Employment law; he earned a Masters in Divinity from Regent University’s School of Divinity, focusing on Life Coaching and Practical Theology; he earned a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Alabama in Creative Writing: he is both a published poet and his plays have been staged by repertory companies around the country. He graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in journalism. He tours the country delivering one-day and two-day seminars to public and private companies, concerning topics like Hostile Work Environment, Work Place Violence, Mastering a Captive Audience Meeting during a Union Drive, Discrimination, Corporate Downsizing, Retaliation, Effective Performance Improvement Plans, Life Coaching, and Negligent Retention. He is available for a seminar at your facility

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