Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Day 2 of the ILA – South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District Educational Seminar began with a warm welcome to Ron Kyser and John Kotowicz of the newly chartered ILA Local 2073 in Panama City, FL, which is still recovering from Hurricane Michael. Always willing to assist brothers and sisters in need, many locals provided donations to the recovery effort, and the South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District Office will be matching the total contributions.
Laurence M. Goodman from the Willig, Williams & Davidson law firm in Philadelphia, PA gave a presentation about conducting local union elections and provided updates from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Rick Levy from the Texas AFL-CIO in Austin, TX discussed building the labor movement and urged attendees to get involved. Tara Thibodaux from the Department of Labor in New Orleans, LA talked about union reporting and the top ten mistakes made by ILA local officials.
The Blue Ribbon Panel Meeting commenced following the presentations. Tom Sullivan, Ron Signorino & Benjamin Bryan, representatives from the ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee, addressed the dangerous surroundings we work in, the importance of safety, and recommended staying informed with the monthly OSH Circulars created by the committee. They also provided statistics on accidents by injury, job and location. Lastly, Nick Jumonville from the Midgulf Association in New Orleans, LA communicated information on how to respond to an active shooter.
Overall, the two-day educational seminar proved successful with information useful to attendees.
Please see links below to download presentations from Day 2 of the 2018 ILA South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District Educational Seminar:
DOL Dos and Don’ts by Laurence M. Goodman
Financial Recordkeeping by Tara Thibodaux
Top 10 Mistakes Made by ILA Union Officials by Tara Thibodaux
Blue Ribbon Panel by ILA~USMX Joint Safety Committee
Active Shooter Events: How to Respond by Nick Jumonville