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Education and Training Calendar

Courses sponsored by The Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Program AFL-CIO

Please contact Jean Dearden at rdearden@aflcio.org or 202-637-5114 with questions or concerns.

More information at http://events.signup4.com/2015BLUS

Jun 14, 2015 to Jun 19, 2015
Arbitration Preparation and Presentation, Level I
Linthicum Heights, Maryland

This hands-on class takes both new and advanced advocates through all the steps needed to thoroughly prepare and present an arbitration case involving discipline and just cause. Participants work in teams and receive extensive individual instruction, feedback and support from a union-side labor lawyer while they practice oral advocacy and presentation of evidence for a mock hearing. The class places special emphasis on techniques for developing a theory of the case and for thoroughly investigating and analyzing facts and contract language. Discussions include tools from class that can be shared with stewards committees as well as strategies for avoiding arbitration. Students receive additional feedback and critiques at the conclusion of the mock arbitration hearing. A required advance assignment guides students through the case file before coming to class. (6 days; tuition $1,099)

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Sep 13, 2015 to Sep 18, 2015
Contract Negotiations in the Private Sector
Linthicum Heights, Maryland

The unique challenges posed by private-sector contract negotiations will be explored fully in this course, which explores the role of the chief negotiator from preparing initial proposals to ratifying a contract. Developing committee work and record-keeping procedures; the use of economic data in bargaining; the design of a bargaining campaign; and preparing for and directing the ratification process will also be covered. A highly effective part of the course is a tough bargaining exercise designed to help participants effectively weigh negotiating strategies and tactics.

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