Aug. 12 online Labor Law Breakfast will focus on grievance procedures


Veteran arbitrator Mark Suardi will discuss Improving the Grievance Procedure during the Aug. 12 online Labor Law Breakfast, presented by the University of Missouri St. Louis County Extension Council.

An attorney, arbitrator and mediator, Suardi will draw on his vast experience to identify common mistakes and ways that both parties can improve issue advocacy.

The program will be held on Zoom from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Register online at Registrants will receive a Zoom link the day before the event.

The cost is $10 per person and can be paid by check, online or by pre-arranged billing. Checks should be made payable to the St. Louis County Extension Council and mailed to University of Missouri Extension, 132 E Monroe, St. Louis, MO 63122.

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, and recent infection numbers surging, UMSL Labor Studies Program Coordinator Doug Swanson said the program has been moved online to ensure the safety of participants.

“During these times of uncertainty we have decided to move the Labor Law Breakfast Series onto Zoom so that we can continue the important conversations that impact the Labor and management communities,” Swanson said. “We look forward to returning to in person meetings when it is safer to do so. Until then, work safe and stay safe.”

Swanson urged Labor and business representatives to register and participate to ensure the series can continue during these fiscally challenging times. “The information we are sharing is as important as ever,” he said.

For more information, contact Swanson at 314/516-6698, or email


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