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WP&BC and EBPA Joint Program

  • 15 Oct 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual Meeting


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"They Said What?"  

Political Speech and Activity in the Workplace

During a presidential election year, Americans engage in more political conversation and head to the polls in greater numbers than in non-presidential election years. And as November 3 rapidly approaches, with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national reckoning over institutional racism, politics have never been more palpable at work.

Employees will continue to express opinions, exchange viewpoints, and communicate with each other in-person, on video calls, in email, and via instant messaging. Others will turn to social media, and some will more actively engage in the political process, including attending political rallies.

This increased political speech and activity will inevitably impact the workplace.  

In this session, Ami De Celle, Attorney, and Mark Nelson, Sr. HR Advisor, will cover election year tips and topics for employers looking to legally and respectfully navigate through this politically charged time, including: 

  • First Amendment Rights
  • Political Ideology Protections
  • The NLRB and the Political Activity of Union Employees
  • Politics and Harassment
  • Visual Political Statement
  • Social Media Posts Beyond Strictly Political Speech

Plan Sponsors Panel Discussion

COVID19 Impacts

This panel presentation will address the greatest challenges faced by organizations today. Featured presenters include:

  • Brenda McCracken, Nordstrom  
  • Wendy Rittereiser, City of Renton
  • Javon Thurman, Providence-St. Joseph Health
   Be sure to register early for this WP&BC and EBPA Joint program.  


9:00-9:50 - They Said What

9:50-10:00 - Break

10:00-10:50 - Plan Sponsor Panel

10:50 - 11:00 - Questions & Answers


Online registration closes at 2:00 pm October 14.  An email will share the link to the webinar with all pre-registered attendees. Questions contact WP&BC Seattle Chapter via email:, or by phone 206.653.7259.

Certificate of Attendance is available upon request.  

No refunds after October 14 deadline. 


$25 per person.  The WP&BC and EBPA are working to bring timely and valuable programs to members and colleagues.  Please do not share the link with others. Each paid registrant will receive an email with the direct link.


October 15, 2020


Webinar - email will be sent with link to the webinar.  

If you are a member of the WP&BC Seattle Chapter, your membership fee has been extended through December 31, 2021.  If you're just now joining, you will gain the benefit of 15 plus months for the price of a year!

Please feel free to reach out to WP&BC with any questions.

Direct Questions To:

WP&BC Seattle
(206) 653-7259 - Phone


WP&BC - Seattle Chapter
1402 Lake Tapps Pkwy SE, Ste. F104-133
Auburn, WA 98092

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