Clark Hill Attorney Barbara A. Ruga to Present at the Michigan Negotiators Conference on September 30 in Bellaire, Michigan

Sep 30, 2010

Grand Rapids, MI – Clark Hill Grand Rapids attorney Barbara R. Ruga will present during the Michigan Negotiators Conference (MNA), “Reform, Reframe, Renegotiate,” on September 30, 2010. Ruga’s presentation is entitled “Reform: Its Implications for Bargaining.” Her presentation will take place from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. The conference is being hosted at the Summit Village, Shanty Creek in Bellaire, Michigan. More information on registration can be obtained by contacting the MNA at 248.624.3317.



Ruga is a resident in Clark Hill’s Grand Rapids office, where she is a member of the Education and Municipal Practice Group as well as the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group. For more than 30 years, she has been advising and counseling public school districts and businesses on a wide variety of labor law and employment issues. Ruga has extensive experience negotiating teacher contracts in a context of scarce resources. She has also handled numerous unfair labor practice charges, fact-findings and related employment litigation. Ruga advocates for prevention through education, and to that end, specializes in employee training programs



She is a frequent lecturer on bargaining topics, and is also the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Harlow Claggett Award from the MNA. The Harlow Claggett award is reserved for those individuals who have made a major contribution to the MNA and labor relations in the State of Michigan.



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