Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Labor Relations


March 11, 2024    
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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hosted by LERA-Maine, Online, Via Zoom
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Labor Relations

A program demonstrating how racism affects our labor and legal practices in subtle and not-so-subtle ways so that we are aware of and can avoid them.


John C. Alfano

John Alfano, a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators since 2016, is an arbitrator and mediator in private practice since 1983. He was a local teacher union officer before becoming a staff person for the Maine Teachers Association. He was also one of the ten members of the Maine Panel of Mediators from 1983 to 2017 mediating case in both the public and private sectors. He was the governor’s representative to settle labor private labor disputes for Maine’s paper and shipbuilding industries.

Currently, he is an affiliate faculty member in the Penn State School of Labor and Employment Relations and has an arbitration practice with offices in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He is active in the National Academy of Arbitrators on the New England Region Diversity, Inclusion, Education and Belonging Committee, the Continuing Education Committee, the Media and Communications Strategy Committee and Vice President for Donations for the Research and Education Foundation.

His hobbies are bicycling, visiting train and trolley museums, and restoring antique cars.

Betty R. Widgeon

Arbitrator, Special Master, Mediator, and Fact Finder

Betty R. Widgeon is an Arbitrator, Mediator, Fact-Finder, and Special Master. She is a former Chief Judge of the 14A District Court, Washtenaw County, MI, a past Chair of the State of Bar of Michigan ADR Council, and a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

She holds her B.A. and MAEd Degree in Education from Wake Forest University and her JD from the University of Michigan. She arbitrates labor, employment, and commercial cases and is on arbitrator panels for the FMCS, AAA, FINRA, and the National Mediation Board.

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