Michigan Labor Management Association


MLMA is the premier labor/management associaton in Michigan that provides information and opportunities for labor and management to collaboratively address issues in the workplace.


MLMA is the only state-wide forum in Michigan that brings labor and management together to discover and act on issues of mutual interest.

The MLMA Philosophy towards the unionized workplace is that when labor and management meet at the bargaining table and communicate they will discover that they have a great deal more in common than in conflict.  Further, instead of waging a struggle to divide up scarcity, we believe that we should look at ways of cooperating to eliminate waste, create stable resources, increase productivity and then intelligently find a way to stabilize our future.

Members who participate in MLMA activities, such as our regular training sessions around the state and the annual conference, gain invaluable insight into the unique world of joint labor-management within the state of Michigan as well as the ability to spend time and build relationships with others who are passionate about the importance of a joint approach to identifying and resolving issues in the workplace.


Board Member Marty Mulloy 

Marty co-wrote a book when he retired please check it out:

Inside the Ford-UAW Transformation

About the Authors

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, a newly appointed Professor in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and former Dean and Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, has consulted with UAW and Ford for over two decades.

Dan Brooks served as a union leader with the UAW for thirty five years, rising from local elected positions to co-lead many of the national UAW-Ford joint programs.

Martin Mulloy rose in management over thirty-four years to serve as Ford’s Vice President for Global Labor Affa

Statewide Conference

May 25th, 2017



"Opportunities in Uncertain Times"


Lansing Center 
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48933




Private and Public Sectors

Labor & Management Representatives


Subject Matter:

Health Care, Public Schools/School of Choice


Retirement Pensions, Skill Based Training


8:00am   Registration


8:45 am    Introductions:


MC:  Kent Sharkey, President CEO Ulliance

Education Director: Dr. Keith Levick, Goren and Associates


9 am       Charles L. Ballard,  Department of Economics Michigan State University


9:45-10:30am        Reaction Panel                               




10:45-Noon          Workshops Round ONE

A.                       Labor and Employment Outlook/ Updates for 2017

                               James R. Spalding Supervisor - Mediation Division,

                               Lynn Morison, Staff Attorney at BER,  Tom Good, Resident Officer of the NLRB            B.               Dr. Levick, Goren Associates,  "Learn to Reduce Your Stress During These Turbulent Times"

.                  The saying “the only constant in life is change” is extremely relevant to today’s fast-paced organizations. 

C.                John Beck,  MSU   IBB                                                


12-12:45 pm          Lunch                                        


1pm-2:15 pm        Workshops Round TWO 
A.                         Labor and Employment Outlook/ Updates for 2017

                                 James R. Spalding Supervisor - Mediation Division,
                                 Lynn Morison, Staff Attorney at BER,  Tom Good, Resident Officer of the NLRB              

B.                         Gregory Huszczo, EMU                                                 
                                "Give your organization some proper TLC...Teams, Leadership, and Change"      




2:30-4pm           Healthcare Changing,                     

                               How it effects Hospitals, Doctors, Insurance CompaniesUltimately US Consumers & Auto No-Fault

.                              Panel:  Jonathan Linder, BCBSM

                                           UAW Research Department to be announced




Speakers and Panelist and Workshops have been invited watch for updates weekly.



Registration Fees:  $129 pp or $119 pp for groups of 4 or more,                   

Early Bird Prior to May 5th, 2017  $115 pp or $105 pp for groups of 4 or more,



Booth $250.00  Two free registrations, any extra's must pay for meals.

** Booths located on the main floor.

Conference Sponsors Available please Contact Ed Turnquist

Friends of MLMA: 

UAW,   HAP,   BC/BS,   AETNA,   MERC,   FMCS,  MSU, UM,  WMU,   EMU,  City of Lansing,  Goren Associates,

Sparrow Health Systems,   Ulliance INC,  UAW/Ford, UAW/Chrysler,   YAW/GM,   AFSCME,    Golden Dental,  
Accident Fund Holdings,   
Teamsters,   Iron Workers,
UAW 1D CAP,   Michigan Building Trades,  MRCC,
UWUA Local 223,   
Operating Engineers Local 324,  UAW 600,   Benesys,   Audio Net America,  Millwrights,  ADN Dental,  

Partners in Progress 

Contact us:

Edgell W Turnquist


4337 E. Grand River Ave. #224

Howell,  MI  48843

517-546-7293 (MAIN #)

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