Registration fee includes a copy of the "Labor Relations in Ohio Public Schools" book.

Join us to learn about the collective bargaining process, your role in that process and what you can do to ensure bargaining in your district goes smoothly. Learn tips for effective bargaining and discuss frequently exchanged bargaining proposals. This program has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 5.00 total CLE hours.


8:30 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast (provided)
9 a.m.
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.
10:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
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.
11:30 a.m.
Lunch (provided)
12:15 p.m.
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.
1:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
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.
2:15 p.m.
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.
3:15 p.m.