Labor, workforce event planned in Kennewick

Tri-City HeraldJanuary 21, 2014 

Registration is being accepted for the Washington Farm Labor Association's 10th annual Labor Conference and Workforce Summit.

The summit is set to run 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at Kennewick's Three Rivers Convention Center.

Topics that will be covered include supervisory leadership, the Affordable Care Act and immigration reform.

Western Growers president and CEO Tom Nassif will give the keynote speech during the luncheon.

He will share his experience about working with thorny agricultural labor issues at the state and federal level for more than 30 years.

Nassif is one of the lead agriculture negotiators for national immigration reform issue.

Sessions will provide tools on how to address tough human resource issues for seasonal employers.

A half day Workforce Summit on Feb. 12 will focus on issues involving H-2A employers. For more information or to register, go to wafla.org. Cost is $85 per person.

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