Wednesday Workshops


Join us for one or both Wednesday Workshops, led by Patti Legault-Frank!

5/17 | 9:30 am – 2 pm
Meeting Procedures

5/24 | 9:30 am – 2 pm
Bylaws Review


Join us for one or both Wednesday Workshops, led by Patti Legault-Frank!

5/17 | 9:30 am – 2 pm
Meeting Procedures

Meeting chairs: wouldn’t you like to glide through problems at union meetings maintaining that political image of being informed, in control, strong, and fair?  Members: wouldn’t you like to feel more comfortable making motions, debating the issues, and being more involved in the process? Come to the Meeting Procedures Workshop!

Topics covered will include:

  • Basic Meeting Procedure using Robert’s Rules
  • Your Organization or Union’s Standing Rules
  • The Role of the Chair
  • Member Participation

5/24 | 9:30 am – 2 pm
Bylaws Review

In the Bylaws Review Workshop, we will review the importance and function of bylaws in union democracy. You will learn to understand and evaluate your union bylaws and work with them in relation to the union’s policies and procedures. Finally, we will spend some time on union elections in accordance with the Landrum-Griffin Act and any other governance issues that may interest you.

Topics covered will include:

  • The importance of bylaws in union democracy
  • Evaluating your union bylaws
  • Where Policies and Procedures fit in
  • The work of your Bylaws Committee
  • The review and amendment process
  • Robert’s on formal interpretations – when/how/by whom

This program is designed for union members, officers, organizers, and anyone looking  to improve their skills in these areas.

After each program’s 2 pm wrap-up, attendees can review specific items with Patti in an informal Q&A session.

Patricia Legault-Frank has been a consulting Parliamentarian and Governance Specialist since 1981. She is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians. Her expertise has been sought by many organizations, including national, state, and local unions; credit unions; school committees; professional organizations; attorneys; universities; social organizations.

Wednesday Workshops are held at The Labor Guild in the Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184.

Join us for one or both workshops. Cost is $69 for one, or $100 for both.

More info: or 781-340-7887

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Wed Workshops

Meeting Procedures, Bylaws Review, Both


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