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Upcoming Events

To attend these events, your school district/college/university must be a Metro Bureau member. If you have questions regarding membership, please contact your Superintendent's office or the Metro Bureau to find out if your institution is a member.

To register for an event, click on the event's registration link. You must be logged in as a member to register for an event. If you have not already logged in, you will be asked to do so when you click the registration link. You will then be taken to the member area to complete the registration form. SB-CEU credit (.25) is available for attendance at seminars and workshops only at no extra charge and free parking is available.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 313-577-1611 or email Pat Denson at


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August, 2014
MERC - The Basics
Location: Bank of America Building - Troy - Room A/B - 2600 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy MI 48084 NOTE - Workshop attendees should park in the front parking lot of the Bank of America Building located on Big Beaver. ALSO - allow extra time for the security check-in process - a picture ID is required.
Cost: 25.00
Date: August 20, 2014
8:30 REGISTRATION / 9:00 PRESENTATION Presenters will be: Dr. Edward Callaghan, Chair, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Sidney McBride, Labor Mediator, and James Spalding, Mediation Supervisor. This program, introduced by the Chair of the Michigan Employment Relations Commission and presented by MERC Labor Mediators, is designed for recently appointed, as well as seasoned labor relations administrators and union representatives, and will enlighten and inform on the basics of labor relations in Michigan. Topics to be discussed will include: Overview of MERC and PERA; Basics of Duty to Bargain; Basics of Duty of Fair Representation; Understanding ULP's; Basics of Mandatory/Permissive Prohibited Subjects of Bargaining; Overview of Contract and Grievance Mediation; and Fact Finding and Act 312 Arbitration. In addition, the representatives from MERC will be available to answer questions about the labor relations processes administered by MERC.
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September, 2014
Annual Fall Legislative Update
Location: ** NOTE LOCATION**Downtown Detroit offices of Dickinson Wright, PLLC. 500 Woodward, Suite 4000 Detroit, MI 48226 ** 40th floor. Parking is available in the parking structure next to the building and parking will be validated at the event. ** SEE MAPS LINK FOR DRIVING & PARKING DIRECTIONS** Non-Metro Bureau members cost $150.00
Cost: 25.00
Date: September 16, 2014
8:30 REGISTRATION / 9:00 PROGRAM Mr. George P. Butler, III of Dickinson Wright will provide the annual fall legislative update Further details to follow.
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