Arbitration Training and Labor Relations Conference

The Annual Montana Labor Relations Conference is sponsored by the Montana Arbitrators Association, Montana Board of Personnel Appeals, Montana Department of Labor & Industry, National Labor Relations Board, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Services, and the Montana State Bar Dispute Resolution Committee.

Participants receive valuable information concerning arbitration preparation, collective bargaining, and other topics relating to labor relations that can be practically applied to a variety of workplace settings.

2016 Arbitration and Labor Relations Conference

Due to last year's positive response, we will be providing the Labor-Management Committee training on Monday, September 26th. This training will be conducted by the Board of Personnel Appeals mediators, Max Hallfrisch and Bill Smith.  This year’s conference will also discuss the unfair labor practice process, costing out a contract, bargaining and beyond.  Other sessions will include the popular Red Light Green Light with a panel of arbitrators, Employment Law and Developments, the economic outlook and generations in the workplace.

Registration Fees:    
September 26th-28th

All three days $275.00
September 26th

Labor Management Training Only
(9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., lunch provided)

September 27th-28th

Arbitration & Labor Relations Conference Only $250.00
Daily registration for conference   $140.00


September 26-28, 2016
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont, Montana

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For room reservations go to: or call (406) 797-3241 or toll free 1-800-332-3272 and mention that you are going to stay with the Montana Arbitration & Labor Relations Conference.

Contact Information

Windy Knutson
Department of Labor & Industry
Labor Standards Bureau
1805 Prospect
PO Box 201503
Helena MT  59620-1503
(406) 444-0032