38th Kentucky Labor-Management Conference

September 15, 16 and 17, 2015

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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 DidatBeam/Suntory(502) 215-2427ManagementDecember 2016
Todd Dunn, Co-ChairUAW Local 862(502) 241-9491LaborDecember 2017
Ed Gibson, SecretaryKentucky Professional Fire Fighters(502) 445-0123LaborDecember 2015
Vaughn Harbin, TreasurerFord Louisville Assembly Plant(502) 364-6873ManagementDecember 2015
Kyle HendersonPlumbers & Steamfitters Local 184(270) 442-3213LaborDecember 2016
Howard T. HughesOperating Engineers Local 181(270) 826-2704LaborDecember 2016
Keith MurtMurtco, Inc.(270) 559-3258ManagementDecember 2017
Amanda Smith, Co-ChairSekisui Specialty Chemicals(270) 395-8503ManagementDecember 2017
John StovallTeamsters Local 783(502) 231-9596LaborDecember 2015
Joe VillinesUnited Steel Workers of America(502) 968-6900LaborDecember 2017
VacantManagementDecember 2016
VacantManagementDecember 2015
Registration Information
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.

2015 Agenda
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!

Julian M Carroll Labor-Management Award Form
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!​

KLMC Scholarship Application
KLMC Scholarship Criteria
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.
Sponsorship Form
Sponsor Accommodations