Labor and employment partners Cliff Godiner and Hope Abramov will be presenters at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for Human Resource Management, held June 16-19 in Chicago. Their Wednesday, June 19, presentation, “Portrait of Modern Labor Dispute,” will detail the incredible true story of a 2011 labor dispute at a Washington State grain terminal.
What started as a labor protest quickly escalated into near chaos when dozens of protesters invaded the terminal, dumped grain on the ground, and threatened security guards. Using jaw-dropping surveillance video and TV news footage, Cliff and Hope will tell the inside story of a contentious labor dispute, the remarkable inability of law enforcement and the courts to stop the violence, and how one company finally gained control over its facility.
SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The Annual Conference and Exposition is attended by more than 14,000 HR professionals from around the world. Click here for more information or to register for the conference.
Cliff Godiner is co-chair of Thompson Coburn’s Labor and Employment Law group. He has more than 25 years of experience representing employers in labor and employment matters throughout the United States. Cliff has helped employers successfully respond to issues under the National Labor Relations Act, including the handling of unfair labor practice charges, grievance arbitrations, and related litigation. In 2013, he was named the St. Louis Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law-Management by The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings).
Hope Abramov’s extensive labor and employment practice is bolstered by her 10 years of experience as Associate General Counsel at Bunge North America (NYSE: BG), an integrated agribusiness and food ingredient company with grain handling, processing and port facilities throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Hope frequently represents companies in labor matters, including labor arbitrations, union negotiations, union certifications and de-certifications and matters before the National Labor Relations Board.
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