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FAQs about CWAs and PLAs:

Everything you wanted to know about Community Workforce Agreements and Project Labor Agreements but were afraid to ask!

Presented by: Matt Lynch, Sebris Busto James

Thursday March 19, 2020 | 7:15am Registration, 7:30-9:30am Breakfast & Presentation 

Bellevue (specific location sent with confirmations)

ABC Members: $25 per person
Non-Members: $50 per person (Please contact Andy Kaplowitz via e-mail or phone 425.646.8000). 

  • CWAs and PLAs – what are they?
  • Pros and Cons
  • What’s at stake
  • If you enter one, here’s what you need to know
  • What do CWAs and PLAs involve?
  • What obligations do you take on when you enter a PLA
  • How does it change your business


About the Presenter

Matt Lynch is a shareholder with SEBRIS BUSTO JAMES. Matt represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor relations, and has negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements, represented management in grievances and labor arbitrations, and handled many cases in front of the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, Matt is a trusted adviser who assists employers in both day-to-day and strategic employee relations issues, including discipline and discharge, employee leaves, employment agreements, policy development, handbooks, wage and hour and discrimination. Before joining the firm, Matt was the Director of Labor Relations Services and General Counsel for the largest employer association in the Pacific Northwest, having been with that association for over 24 years. He also served as a management trustee on a Taft-Hartley insurance trust. Matt has extensive experience in assisting employers in the healthcare, print and broadcast media, education and non-profit sectors.