2023 Steward’s Seminar

On October 25th, we were excited to be able to welcome our Steward’s to our annual Steward’s Seminar which was held at Oak Ridge Country Club. The day was jammed-packed with guest speakers educating our Stewards. Attorney Jared Akman spoke about the Prepaid Legal program. Larry Fumarolo, from the National Pension Fund, discussed many topics including pension plan updates, when to apply for a pension and forms of pension payment options. Speakers from groups we haven’t had before, OSHA and SADOD, gave informational speeches. Ian Rhodewalt from the Western MA Area Labor Federation spoke and Dawn King from from the UFCW New England Health Fund, had an informational table set-up to answer any questions. Attorney Alex Robertson spoke about grievances and unfair labor practices. Attorneys Charlie Casartello & Mike Cardaropoli spoke about worker’s compensation. Bill Domini and Dan Ross from the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service informed the group of Weingarten Rights and grievances. We were honored to have the first female president from the MA AFL-CIO, Chrissy Lynch, speak to the group. The Business Representatives presented plaques to their Steward of the Year – Congratulations to all of the recipients! President Jones honored a recently retired, longtime steward, Taunette Greene. The day ended with breakout groups where people were able to meet and learn from each other.