The purpose of this conference is to assist MRCA Members that are signatory with craft unions with their labor contract negotiations and labor contract administration; to provide an overview of basic labor law and ERISA Fringe Benefit Law; and to learn how to better work with their labor partners.
We are going to be concentrating at this session on labor agreements with the Local Unions of the International Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Trades. We know that many of you are signatory to other craft unions, but at this first conference, we thought we should concentrate on the primary union that you all deal with.
This education is for management representative of signatory firms so we have not invited any union representatives to the conference. However, we will be discussing many of the initiatives being provided by the International Union in the areas of training and recruitment. If there is interest in continuing to hold these conferences in the future, we will certainly reach out to the Union for a labor-management forum as a part of the program.