38th Kentucky Labor-Management Conference
September 15, 16 and 17, 2015
Established in 1977, the conference is governed by a Board of Directors and co-sponsored by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. The Kentucky Labor-Management Conference serves as the centerpiece of the state's effort to promote labor-management cooperation as an enhancement to economic development. The event provides participants a relaxed atmosphere, apart from the work environment, that is conducive to positive, meaningful dialogue between labor and management.
The conference begins with two (2) days of interactive educational opportunities in which the participants are given the chance to talk directly with the presenters on a wide variety of topics of mutual interest to labor and management. The final day of the conference is reserved for networking activities designed to team labor and management together in a recreational setting. Input from participants over the years has indicated that many issues that may have resulted in conflict have been resolved in the relaxed atmosphere of the conference.
Other conference highlights include the presentation of the Julian M. Carroll Labor and Management Awards, and the Labor-Management Scholarship Award.
Board of Directors
|Trevor Didat||Beam/Suntory||(502) 215-2427||Management||December 2016|
|Todd Dunn, Co-Chair||UAW Local 862||(502) 241-9491||Labor||December 2017|
|Ed Gibson, Secretary||Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters||(502) 445-0123||Labor||December 2015|
|Vaughn Harbin, Treasurer||Ford Louisville Assembly Plant||(502) 364-6873||Management||December 2015|
|Kyle Henderson||Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 184||(270) 442-3213||Labor||December 2016|
|Howard T. Hughes||Operating Engineers Local 181||(270) 826-2704||Labor||December 2016|
|Keith Murt||Murtco, Inc.||(270) 559-3258||Management||December 2017|
|Amanda Smith, Co-Chair||Sekisui Specialty Chemicals||(270) 395-8503||Management||December 2017|
|John Stovall||Teamsters Local 783||(502) 231-9596||Labor||December 2015|
|Joe Villines||United Steel Workers of America||(502) 968-6900||Labor||December 2017|
The 38th Kentucky Labor-Management Conference will be held September 15, 16, and 17, 2015, at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, in Gilbertsville.
Hotel Information will be provided once you have complete your on-line registration.
Labor-Management Conference Awards
The Board of Directors has three (3) awards that recognize excellence in labor-management cooperation and education. The awards are listed below along with appropriate form for nomination or application. If you know of a deserving individual please nominate them or give them the information so they can apply. The Board accepts nominations throughout the year.
Julian M. Carroll Labor and Management Awards
The Labor and Management Awards were first presented in 1987 and represent a commitment to excellence in cooperative processes. Awarded each year to a representative from labor and a representative from management who have demonstrated this sincere commitment to the concept of labor-management cooperation, these recipients have sought to find the common ground necessary to make their respective enterprises more competitive in the global marketplace through true cooperation.
Congratulations to our 2014 Labor and Management Award Recipients, Mr. Bruce Roberts and Mr. Rob Tanner!
DEADLINE FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
Labor-Management Scholarship Award
The Board of Directors established the Kentucky Labor-Management Scholarship Award in 2005. Up to $4,000 is awarded to students who have plans to pursue a career in a labor-management relations related field or an apprentice's trade.
Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship Recipients, Myranda Druien, Eliyah Mayfield, Chrystal Myers, and Kelsey Patton!
DEADLINE FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
The Board of Directors would Like to thank all of our generous sponsors. The success of the conference is directly attributed to their continued support and contributions. We invite your organization to consider being a sponsor for the 2015 conference.