Arbitration Institute 2020

June 8 – 11th, 8:30 – 4:30
UO Portland Morse Suite
70 NW Couch St.

This intensive four-day program will provide union advocates the skills and confidence needed to represent members in grievance arbitration cases.  It is designed for union staff and officers who prepare and present arbitration cases. Topics covered include investigating the grievance, preparing witnesses, developing the theory, and presenting your case before an arbitrator. All Institute attendees will work in teams in the preparation and presentation of a mock case before a practicing arbitrator.  Because of the hands-on nature of this class, attendance is limited and participants will be expected to engage in small-group teams and evening work. Through discussion, small group activities, and preparation of your case, you will learn all of the key components of organizing and presenting an arbitration case.

Registration Fee: $975 (includes coffee, lunch and snacks)
Registration opens early April

Institute Faculty:
Marcus Widenor
Associate Professor Emeritus, UO Labor Education and Research Center

David Alexander
Labor union trainer and consultant
Pro tempore instructor, UO Labor Education and Research Center

Elizabeth Wesman
Member National Academy of Arbitrators
Cornell University, NYSSILR

Arbitrator and guest instructor
Barbara Diamond
Principal of Diamond Law

For more information, contact Sherman Henry at or the Portland LERC office 503-412-3721.