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Challenges and Solutions for Hourly Workers

February 17, 2011
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm    Opening Plenary
Sara Manzano-Díaz, Director
Women’s Bureau

Pledge of Allegiance
Bonita Pearl

National Anthem
Catherine Stringer

Hilda L. Solis, Secretary
U.S. Department of Labor

Video Message on Changing Workplaces
First Lady Michelle Obama

Special Guest
Gloria Molina, Supervisor
Los Angeles County, First District















2:00 pm – 3:00 pm    Panel Discussion

Elizabeth Espinosa, Reporter/Anchor

Setting the Stage
Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, Founder
Center for Worklife Law, U.C. Hastings

Promising Practices
Jennifer Piallat, Owner
Zazie Restaurant

Rosalind Hudnell, Chief Diversity Officer, Global Director of
Education and External Relations

Barbara Grimm, Senior Vice President, Office of Labor
Management Partnership
Kaiser Permanente

Marianne Giordano, President
OPEIU Local 30

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm      Break

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm     Dialogue Breakout Sessions

  1. How to Approach Flexibility:
    The Nuts & Bolts of Implementation
    Room 106

  2. The Business Case:
    Profitability, Competiveness and the Bottom Line
    Room 105

  3. The Workers’ Perspective
    Room 101

  4. Preparing for Change:
    The Role of Workplace Culture
    Rooms 102-104









4:35 pm – 5:00pm     Closing Plenary

Closing Remarks
Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary – Treasurer
LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO



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