Our Mission…

Promote the concept and value of Labor Management cooperation by fostering awareness and sponsoring educational programs. Provide a neutral forum for Labor and Management to discuss topics of mutual interest and promote an understanding of each other’s concerns.

The Labor Management Council of Northeast WI has won the

2019 Melvin Lurie Labor-Management Cooperation Prize.

Director Kovalaske Receiving award

The Prize was first awarded in 1998 to commemorate Professor Melvin Lurie’s efforts to foster cooperative relations between management and labor, efforts that culminated in the initiation of the first Wisconsin State Conference on Labor-Management Cooperation in 1987. The Prize honors outstanding contributions to the promotion, creation or research of labor-management cooperation. The prize is selected by the faculty of the Graduate Program in Human Resources and Labor Relations with the advice of a committee of practitioners from around Wisconsin.

A Quick Look at Our History…

The Labor Management Council of Northeast Wisconsin has existed since 1965. The council was conceived because people from both Labor and Management realized their goals were harmonious in most cases, and there should be a separate and distinct organization in which both sides could participate to further their mutual goals. It was decided that the council would be a “proactive” organization addressing any issues of mutual concern excluding politics, mediation, and conciliation. Advisory committee members include representatives of area school districts and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.