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The American Labor Relations System: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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Course Description: The American Labor Relations System: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow will explore how labor history has shaped today’s unions, as well as the challenges and opportunities unions may face in the future. Over the course of five weeks, the class will discuss key moments in labor history, how state and federal labor laws have…

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Massachusetts Public Sector Law

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Course Description: In this five-session class, we will explore the basic structure of public sector labor law in Massachusetts and how to make use of other statutory remedies to be a more effective public sector union officer or activist. We will be exploring the basics of the Mass General Law statute for Collective Bargaining, going…

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Conflict Resolution

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Course Description: An Advanced Communications Skills workshop for union leaders and members. This workshop contains all of the elements necessary to help participants identify, understand, and correct their communication shortcomings, enabling them to become first-rate, one-on-one communicators and conflict resolvers. This interactive program addresses listening skills, feedback skills, and consensus decision-making. Students learn teamwork, problem-solving,…

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Understanding, Reviewing and Amending Bylaws

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Course Description: We will review the importance and function of your union bylaws; what they should and should not include; how to review, evaluate and amend them; their place in relation to other governance policies and laws; and, when and how formal bylaw interpretations may be made. You will receive tools like a checklist of…

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Advanced Steward Training

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Course Description: This course will build on the skills students developed in the Basic Steward Training course by emphasizing Strategic Planning for local unions, member mobilization, and the grievance process. Students will participate in case studies to develop and enhance problem-solving techniques and member mobilization skills. To make the course more meaningful, students should bring…

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Union Meetings and Robert’s Rules of Order

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Workshop Description: Running a meeting, or exercising your rights as a member, can be challenging. Union bylaws typically require meetings to comply with Robert’s Rules of Order. This workshop will give Chairs and Members the tools they need to have more effective union meetings that will be in compliance with their bylaws. Recording secretary responsibilities…

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Power and Struggle, The Forces That Shaped the Labor Movement

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Course Description: When students finish this class, they will have a good understanding of: Where Unions and Corporations came from. Our country before capitalism. How industry started in this country. How and why industry grew in the early years. Where and how holding companies began and their effects on industry, labor, the economy, and government.…

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You Won Your Union Election, Now What?

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Course Description: This course will provide an overview of each title listed below, with each topic being covered during 1 of the 5 weeks of class: 1) Steward/ Committee member 2) Chief steward/ Committee chair 3) BOD/ Executive Board/ Trustee 4) Agent/ President/ Sect-Treasurer 5) Business Manager/ Executive Director This course will include group discussion…

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Foundations of Labor Law

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Course Description: This class will look at the cases and statutes that molded American labor relations from the industrial revolution to the present, from conspiracies in restraint of trade to protected concerted activity and beyond. It will also look at the cases and statutes that molded American labor relations from the industrial revolution to the…

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The Empowered Negotiator, A Collective Bargaining Workshop

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Course Description: In this class, students will learn how to create and combine all of the elements necessary to maximize your advantages at the collective bargaining table. This includes: understanding the perception of power and its importance to successful negotiations, bargaining strategy development, bargaining table protocols, involving the membership, how to go about enhancing your…

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Hot Topics in Workplace Disputes

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Course Description: The purpose of this course is to expose students to important developing issues that are facing employees and employers in the workplace today. Hear from experienced arbitrators from across the country about a wide range of issues, from the legalization of cannabis and its effect on workplace drug screening, to the rise of…

$50.00