Unlikely Alliances? Frenemies?


June 1, 2023    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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Hosted by national LERA, Online, via Zoom
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Unlikely Alliances? Frenemies?

Finding Common Ground
in Labor-Management Relations

What can we learn from labor-management relationships that have found ways to work together on common goals?

Unionized Labor-Management relationships have a reputation of being mostly divisive and adversarial. While that is often the case, most people do not hear as much about the relationships in which Labor and Management have found ways to work together toward common goals. In this session, we will hear from people from different industries and different experience working toward these goals. They have all found ways to make cooperative relationships work better for Labor and Management. We can all learn lessons from them that we can use right here in Virginia.


Lisa Callaway – Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC

Lisa Callaway concentrates her practice in the areas of management-side labor and employment law. Over the past decades she has represented municipalities, school districts, community colleges, and private sector employers. Over the course of her career, Lisa has negotiated many public and private sector collective bargaining agreements and has also represented public and private sector clients in federal and state court litigation and before state and federal administrative agencies. She frequently lectures on labor and employment law issues at professional conferences and has authored articles on labor and employment law and labor relations. Lisa is also a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Katie Finn – International Transport Workers Federation

Katie Finn is the Global Campaigns Manager at the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), a global union federation representing 700 affiliated trade unions from 153 countries, and 20 million workers in all forms of transportation. Prior to joining the ITF, Katie worked for more than a decade at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, in the Organizing Department, the Passenger Transportation Division, and finally as National Field Director in the Political Department.

Don Slaiman – IBEW Local 26

Don Slaiman is Representative and Political Director for IBEW Local 26 in the Washington DC area and has spent many years advocating for pro-worker policies.



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