FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #98-26
Friday, July 17, 1998

CONTACT:
Rick Rice
Dean Fryer
(415) 972-8835


--MEDIA ADVISORY--
DIR HOSTS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTAL LABOR OFFICIALS
MEETING IN SAN FRANCISCO JULY 20-22

SAN FRANCISCO --Director John C. Duncan and the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) will host the 81st annual summer conference of the National Association of Governmental Labor Officials (NAGLO) at the Westin-St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco from July 20 - 22. The conference is being attended by the state labor secretaries and commissioners from most U.S. states, as well as several top federal labor officials including the heads of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and Federal OSHA. Topics on the agenda range from Labor/Management Relations in the 21st century to the challenges of high technology and its impact on government. Members of the press are invited to attend the open sessions.

Selected conference sessions will also be broadcast live on the Internet at www.naglo.org. Sessions include:

MONDAY, JULY 20

9:00 AM GENERAL SESSION
NAGLO President's Welcome-Craig Hagen, North Dakota
Introduction of Officers and Regional Representatives
Pledge of Allegiance
Distribution of Draft Resolutions

9:30 AM SAN FRANCISCO’S COLORFUL HISTORY
California State Librarian and award-winning Author Kevin Starr

10:00 AM RECENT COURT DECISIONS and THEIR POLICY IMPLICATIONS
(Moderator Victoria L. Bradshaw, Deputy Chief of Staff and Cabinet Secretary to California Governor Pete Wilson)
Richard J. Simmons, Attorney and Author
Barry Broad, Legislative Advocate, California Teamsters

11:00 AM BEST PRACTICES SESSION (Moderator John C. Duncan)
Attacking Problems in Low-Wage Industries by “Partnerships”
California Labor Commissioner Jose Millan
Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries
North Carolina Commissioner Harry Payne, Jr.
Protecting Employers From Liability
North Dakota Commissioner Craig Hagen

1:30 PM/2:30 PM LABOR-BUSINESS CROSSFIRE (Moderator John C. Duncan)
“Labor/Management Relations in the 21st Century”
Bill Campbell, former State Senator and President Emeritus-California Manufacturers Association
Daniel M. Curtin, Director, California State Council Of Carpenters

2:45 PM/4:00 PM

REPORTING WORKPLACE ISSUES: NOW and IN THE FUTURE
(Moderator New York Deputy Commissioner Dave Wehner)
Cathleen Ferraro (Sacramento Bee)
Ilana de Bare (San Francisco Chronicle)
Michael Kinsman (San Diego Union Tribune)

TUESDAY, JULY 21

8:30 AM PRESIDENT’S WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

9:00 AM MEDIATION and CONCILIATION
Introduction by Alabama Commissioner Jerry Ray
Speaker: Acting Director Richard Barnes
U.S. Mediation & Conciliation Service

10:00 AM STATE REPORTS

1:00 PM/2:00 PM OSHA ISSUES
Speaker: Assistant Secretary Charles N. Jeffress
U.S. Dept. of Labor/OSHA

2:00 PM/2:30 PM OPPORTUNITIES FOR TECHNOLOGY and GOVERNMENT
Demonstration by Siemen’s Executive

2:45 PM-4:00 PM LABOR FORECAST 2000
A Look Ahead at Labor Trends in the 21st Century

Brenda Sunoo, WORKFORCE Magazine Senior Editor
Julianne Broyles, Director, California Chamber of Commerce
Manuel Cunha, President, Nisei Farmers League

WEDNESDAY JULY 22
CLOSED BUSINESS MEETING


10:00 AM Target Adjournment

For more information please visit NAGLO's website at www.naglo.org.

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