Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Family Sustaining Jobs in Energy

October 11, 2011

The Labor-Management discussion continued when Richard Trumka, president, AFL-CIO and Nicholas J. DeIuliis, president, CONSOL Energy, Inc. shared an open discussion regarding the job opportunities in energy exploration and production, as well as the challenges faced by companies working in these fields. More than 200 people attended the event, which included an audience question and answer discussion facilitated by Bill Flanagan, executive vice president, Corporate Relations, Allegheny Conference on Community Development and a member of the Robert M. Mill Labor-Management Advisory Committee.

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Messages of welcome and introduction were shared by Alex Johnson, president, CCAC and the Honorable William R. Robinson, chair, CCAC Board of Trustees and member, Allegheny County Council. Leo W. Gerard, international president, United Steel Workers, a previous presenter in the Robert M. Mill Lecture Series and a member of the Robert M. Mill Labor-Management Advisory Committee; and Robert M. Mill (’73 & ’98), vice president, Executive Relationship Management, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and namesake of the lecture series, provided opening remarks and introduced the distinguished speakers. The event ended with an insightful summary provided by Charles McCollester, PhD, retired professor, Industrial and Labor Relations, IUP.

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Robert Mill Lecture Series Program 10.2011

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About the Robert M. Mill Lecture Series

Pittsburgh Labor & Management Past & Future: A Labor-Management Discussion embodies a series of two to three-hour interactive sessions designed to enhance the understanding and recognition of the large role labor unions and labor relations have played in forming our great region.

Recognizing Robert M. Mill (’73 & ’98), a champion of the benefits of accessible education and an ardent supporter of union needs, the Robert M. Mill Lecture Series sets the stage for open communication between all who will benefit from a future of positive labor-management relations and economic development in western Pennsylvania. Mill has received multiple college awards, including being named a 1998 CCAC Lifetime Legend and, with wife Candace, being recognized as 2009 CCAC Distinguished Alumni and Friends.