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Burning Issues: What Workers Are Facing in 2023

Virtual Event

Mondays, 2/27-3/27 via Zoom Class Description: We will examine one critical issue impacting workers and the workplace each week. Guest experts share the latest insights and strategies surrounding current issues. Instructor: Lisa Field is the President of the Labor Guild. She is a long-time labor and social justice activist. She is currently an Associate Director…

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Drafting Contract Language to Avoid Grievances

Virtual Event

Tuesdays, 2/28-3/28 via Zoom Class Description: Grievances and costly arbitrations often arise from unclear contract language. Many locals and employers do not use attorneys to assist with drafting during the collective bargaining process, and sometimes disputes arise from ambiguous provisions. This process will provide you with tools to create outcomes at the table and reduce…

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Collective Bargaining Negotiations

Virtual Event

Special Workshop - Wednesdays, 3/1-4/12 via Zoom Workshop Description: Take the mystery out of the bargaining process and learn the inside game of collective bargaining negotiations. This hands-on, nuts and bolts course involves the participants in all aspects of negotiating a collective bargaining agreement. It includes lectures, educational materials, simulated bargaining sessions, strategy development, and bargaining…

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Parliamentary Procedures Workshop – Spring 2023

Virtual Event

Running a meeting, or exercising your rights as a member, can be challenging. Union constitutions and bylaws typically require meetings to comply with Robert’s Rules of Order. This workshop will give chairs and members the tools they need for more effective union meetings and to be in compliance with their bylaws. Meeting minutes and recording…

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Coalition Building 101

Virtual Event

Mondays, 4/24-5/22 via Zoom Class Description: Coalitions can be identified in many ways. They can be called community groups, organizations, or initiatives. Coalitions create an opportunity to educate and effect change by bringing together groups/individuals who support a common goal or issue. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to determine if…

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Basic Steward Training

Virtual Event

Tuesdays, 4/25-5/23 via Zoom Course Description: This course will cover the basic duties and responsibilities of a Shop Steward. Building your skills by emphasizing strategic planning for local unions, member mobilization, recording documentation, and the grievance process. Students will participate in case studies to develop and enhance problem-solving techniques to navigate through daily issues swiftly…

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Labor Arbitration I

Virtual Event

Tuesdays, 4/25-5/23 via Zoom Course Goal: To understand the arbitration process and the ways it is used in labor relations disputes. By the end of the course, participants will know how to use the grievance procedure and work with other representatives and attorneys to prepare an effective presentation before an arbitrator. Who Should Take It: Union and…

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Reviewing Your Bylaws Workshop – Spring 2023

Virtual Event

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. Instructed by: Patti Legault-Frank, A Consulting Parliamentarian and Governance Specialist since 1981

Union Elections Workshop – Spring 2023

Virtual Event

We’ll cover the basics of union nominations and elections and what your union needs to be in compliance. This workshop will help you assess your union’s process to assure you meet minimum standards. You will be provided with samples of bylaw language; policies; nomination and election notices; and, election ballots to assure your governance documents…

$35.00

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Conflict Resolution

Virtual Event

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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The American Labor Relations System: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Virtual Event

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…

$50.00
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Massachusetts Public Sector Law

Virtual Event

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…