LABOR & EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ASSOCIATION
LERA – Gateway Chapter
Boiling Over:Workers & Workplaces underSTRESS
May 20, 2009
Breakfast Meeting, 7:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration 7:45-8:15am•Program 8:15-11:45am
Doubletree Hotel, Collinsville, Illinois(next to Gateway Convention Center)
From I-55/70 East- Exit #11 and turn left. Turn left at 2nd stoplight on Eastport Plaza Dr.
From I-64 East/West- Exit #9 to Hwy 157 North for about 7 miles. Turn left on Eastport Dr.
Pressures are simmering at home, at work and in our communities. This conference will focus on what happens in the workplace when workers are experiencing severe financial woes, employers are dealing with serious recessionary conditions, and military veterans are being reintegrated into the civilian workforce. How can managers and unions detect possible problems at early stages and respond appropriately when incidents occur?
Two featured presenters will address:Lessons Learned: Prevention and Intervention for Workers in Distress
Tim Rutledge, Director, Mississippi Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (LEAPS)
LEAPS has intervened in dozens of potential police suicides and educates on issues such as suicide prevention, critical incident management, and working with families. Mr. Rutledge has received LEAPS highest award for his outstanding work.
Dodie Gill, President, New Millennium Employee Assistance Services
Ms. Gill is nationally recognized for her work with the Pentagon after the 9/11 attacks. New Millenium, based in Arlington, Virginia, has worked with the public and private sectors to provide military and first responder behavioral health support.
Local area presenters will address issues and resources for veterans, employers and workers:
Janet Mug, LPC, CEAP,President, People Resources, Inc., St. Louis
Gary Randle, CEAP, LAPC,Labor Participation Director, United Way of Greater St. Louis, Operating Engineers 148
Representative,Illinois Division of Veteran Affairs