PROGRAM

 

2012 NARR ANNUAL MEETING

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Members-to-Members Meeting

Cocktail Reception at the Embassy Suites

Thursday, September 20, 2012

7:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Elizabeth C. Wesman, President
Joseph Cassidy, Vice President and Program Chair

Lynette A. Ross, Program Co-Chair

Steven Bierig, Arrangements Chair

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.

COMMUTER RAIL PANEL

People Are Different Than Soybeans and Coal

ModeratorBarry Simon, Referee
PanelDoug Davidson, BLE-T; Bjarne Henderson, NICTD; Patricia Lucek, MBCR, Mike Reedy, UTU

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

LEGAL ISSUES AFFECTING REFEREE ACTIONS IN

 SECTION 3 CASES

Moderator: Dennis J. Campagna, Referee

Panel Clifford A. Godiner, Esq., Thompson Coburn, LLP, St. Louis, MO; Charles A. Collins, Esq., Law Firm of Charles A Collins, PA, St. Paul, MN.

11:45 - 12:45 p.m.

Luncheon

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

CONDUCTOR CERTIFICATION PANEL

Conductor vs. Locomotive Engineers Certification

 

ModeratorJoseph Cassidy, Referee
PanelJohn Johnson, CSX; Philip Piserchia, NS; James Stem, UTU 

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

TECHNOLOGY ISSUES PANEL

Privacy vs. Big Brother:  Social Media & Technology Issues

ModeratorLynette Ross, Referee

PanelAndrea Gansen, UPRR; Joseph Heenan, BNSF; Larry Holbert, SMART; Mark Schmidt, IAMAW

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH REFEREE ELLIOTT H. GOLDSTEIN

InterviewerAnn Kenis, Referee

5:30 p.m.

Reception and Dinner

Harry Caray's, 33 West Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Reception sponsored by Rail Labor and Management.

Friday, September 21, 2012

8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

REMARKS & UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD

Introduction: Elizabeth C. Wesman, NARR President

Harry Hoglander, Chairman
Elizabeth Dougherty, Member
Linda Puchala, Member

Daniel Raney, Chief of Staff

Roland Watkins, Director of Arbitration Services

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

ASK THE ARBITRATORS

ModeratorElizabeth C. Wesman
Panel:  Steven Bierig, Referee; Michele Hoyman, Referee; Margo Newman, Referee; David Vaughn, Referee

11:30 a.m.

BUSINESS MEETING
(Open to NARR Members Only)

 

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