Noontime Talk Series

September 23, 2015 Noontime Talk – “Cameras, Job Audits, and Time Theft: LLNS, LLC is turning into Walmart” This seminar will examine the effects that management’s newfound freedoms have had on the individual employees, and the integrity of the social contract. By Jim Wolford SPSE-UPTE Chief Steward

May 13, 2015 Noontime Talk – Reclaim the Master Plan for Higher Education. Why we should join together as a Higher Education Campaign to reclaim AFFORDABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, and QUALITY at the Community Colleges, CSU and UC systems By Amy Hines Higher Education Director for UPTE-CWA

September 26, 2013 Noontime Talk (Back due to popular demand) Panel Discussion on Ending an Era By Growing Your Take Home Pay

June 13, 2013 Noontime Talk – Panel Discussion on Ending an Era By Growing Your Take Home Pay

April 25, 2013 Noontime Talk (2nd in Financial Seminar Series) Matching Expenses to Shrinking Take Home Pay – Tips & Tools with Case Studies By Attorney Marcia Randle

March 21, 2013 Noontime Talk – How to Keep Your Security Clearance When You Can’t Pay Your Bills: Act, Don’t Delay

December 12, 2012 – Workforce Management Policy Changes: What they are and how they affect YOU. Engage SPSE-UPTE Leadership in a panel discussion with questions and comments regarding workforce management policy changes. We want to hear your concerns and views on these changes that affect all Lab employees.

October 23, 2012 – Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Workers employed in the nation’s nuclear weapons program or other nuclear programs may have been exposed to radioactive and toxic substances. In 2000, Congress passed the EEOICPA to provide assistance to those workers who have become ill as a result of employment at atomic weapons facilities or other facilities. Come learn more about the program and benefits.

August 30, 2012 – “Health Care Reform” Speaker Patricia Snyder, Ph.D., R.N. will discuss the efforts to establish a single-payer health care system in California and explain what the Affordable Care Act (‘Obamacare’) does and does not do.

June 28, 2012 – DVD on the 1911 Triangle Fire – This story chronicles the tragedy that shook New York and forever changed the relationship between labor and industry in the United States.

April 11, 2012 – Panel Discussion on the National Acadamy Sciences Report on Laboratories’ Management By Jeff Colvin LLNL, Roger Logan LLNL, & Manny Trujillo LANL

March 9, 2012 – Assemblymember Joan Buchanan Discusses the State Budget

October 27, 2011 – Fear and Loathing in the Land of 10 CFR 710 or How I (nearly) Lost My Clearance By Jim Wolford

September 28, 2011 – What Are Unions Doing Locally and Nationally to Protect Middle-Class Wages and Benefits By Jean Cohen, Political Director Alameda Labor Council

August 9, 2011 – UPTE’s Fight to Save Pension and Healthcare Benefits By Wendi Felson, UPTE Chief Negotiator

June 29, 2011 – The LLNS Grievance Process, What, When, and Why By Jim Wolford SPSE Chief Steward