Join the Division of Legal Services at OSBA’s offices on Friday, Sept. 6 for our second collective bargaining workshop. The program will cover the bargaining process, current issues and some difficult subjects in school negotiations. You will also leave with important tips for effective bargaining and discuss some frequently exchanged bargaining proposals. This program has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for CLE credit.


Registration for the workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. and we will adjourn at 3:15 p.m. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided. Cost is $180.


Topics and presenters include:


Bargaining trends in Ohio

Kate Davis, Esq., Bricker & Eckler LLP, Dayton

Hear about the hottest bargaining trends from an experienced school attorney. Learn which topics have frequently crossed the table this year and what you can expect during the next bargaining cycle.


Can employees ‘just say no’ to drug tests?

Alexander L. Ewing, Esq., Frost Brown Todd LLC, West Chester

Explore the legal ramifications of drug testing policy decisions, including union and nonunion concerns, the costs and benefits associated with drug testing and screening, and complications the legalization of medical marijuana may have for district drug tests in the future.


Technology’s impact on collective bargaining

Douglas Corwon and John Gray, mediators, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)

Social media and other bleeding-edge technology is becoming increasingly used as a way to bring workers together, share information and engage in virtual organizing and collective bargaining. FMCS provides a statewide perspective on the role technology is playing at the negotiation table, including strategies for using it to your advantage.


Generational differences at the bargaining table

Megan E. Greulich, Esq., Walter Haverfield, Columbus

Despite the potential for significant generational work-value differences, generational differences need not stymie efforts at the bargaining table. Explore common issues and strategies to help all parties reach resolution in a generationally diverse workplace.


Strike preparations and operations

Kevin J. Locke, Esq., Pepple & Waggoner Ltd., Cleveland

Teacher strikes made 2018 the biggest year for worker protests in a generation. Review best practices for anticipating, preparing for and operating during a strike, and identify lessons learned from the strikes that took place around the state and country.


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Posted by Van D. Keating on 8/6/2019