Clark Hill West Michigan Attorney Barbara A. Ruga to Present at Michigan Negotiators Association Spring Conference, March 8

Mar 8, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Clark Hill West Michigan attorney Barbara Ruga will present at the Michigan Negotiators Association (MNA) Spring Conference in Lansing, Thursday, March 8. She will discuss effective ways to approach the school staffing process such as defining vacancies, placement, transfer, bumping, layoff and subsequent recall decisions, as well as how to position yourself to survive challenges you may face.

Ruga has almost 35 years of experience advising and counseling public school districts and other public and private employers on a wide variety of labor law and employment issues, as well as extensive knowledge and experience negotiating teacher contracts in the context of scarce resources. She has presented for other notable organizations, including the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators, the Michigan Schools of Public Relations Association and the Michigan Association of School Boards. Ruga has been presenting to MNA audiences for more than ten years.

MNA is a non-profit association for professional negotiators and contract administrators. It gives school boards and administrators the opportunity to network with other negotiators throughout the state, up-to-date information, training in the negotiations process, and assistance with administrative contracts and effective techniques for working with public employee unions.