Unity Conference 2016 Speakers
“Those Who Ask Don’t Know, and Those Who Know Don’t Ask”
Speaker: Attorney James F. Vanek, Partner, Laner Muchin, Ltd.
The presentation will provide an overview of the rationale for the law when passed and also a history of the legislative developments which have occurred to date.
An in depth discussion will focus on withdrawal liability and what it can mean for a contributing employer and the Union. Also addressed will be exemptions to withdrawal liability rules and options available to eliminate or mitigate the impact of withdrawal liability and impact on the funding of these plans.
Prevailing Wage & PLA’s in Today’s World
Speaker: Marc R. Poulos, Executive Director and Counsel Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting
Attendees will engage in a primer on prevailing wage, including federal and state systems, as well as recent trends across the nation. Topics will include Prevailing wage survey processes; the importance of maintaining prevailing wages in light of union density/market share. In addition, highlighted will be recent studies showing the need for prevailing wage for safety, worker well-being, and economic reasons. Also covered will be a brief discussion regarding project labor agreements including their history, current legal landscape, typical clauses, and their benefits.