Education and Training Calendar
Please contact by phone at 608-262-2112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This all-inclusive course covers factors affecting collective bargaining outcomes, an overview of the bargaining process, an introduction to strategic and tactical planning and membership mobilization, and labor law. This training also introduces researching the employer, costing the contract, bargaining health care and other benefits, and creating an overall bargaining plan.
This specialized program builds on the collective bargaining training. by exploring costing contract proposals and how to apply an economic value to items, compare the real costs of union and employer proposals, and practice the skill of costing a comprehensive economic package addressing wages, health insurance, and other benefits. It also covers how to mine for information about their employers' finances, management structure, and strategic business relationships, and how to incorporate that research into a comprehensive and strategic negotiating plan.
For more information or to register for courses offered by Cornell, please contact Becky Daniels at 716-852-4191 or email@example.com.
Buffalo, New York
This on-line tools-building workshop emphasizes the rights of stewards/committee persons in resolving disputes in the workplace. The right to information, the duty of fair representation, and members right to representation their Weingarten rights will be covered. Participants will learn how to protect the grievance process, the equality principle, the seven tests of just cause, and how to simplify grievance writing. Participants need to check the website at least 3 times per week for three weeks. Total time expectation for three week online workshops is 10 hours.
- Basics of labor law
- Sound grievance procedures
- The investigation
- Writing the grievance
Buffalo, New York
This introductory-level workshop is designed to develop the skills of union negotiators who do not have extensive experience in advancing a collective bargaining strategy and in conducting face-to-face negotiations at the bargaining table.
- The bargaining process, timing and procedures
- Bargaining techniques, strategies and tactics
- Maximizing effectiveness of the bargaining committee
- Reading the other side; articulating the members' needs; using the caucus
- Identifying the employer's pressure points
- Coordinating table tactics with membership support activities
You may register for Labor Center programs on campus in one of four ways:
Online: Online Registration Form
By phone: 319-335-4144
By fax: print form and fax to 319-335-4464
By mail: print form and send to:
100 BioVentures Center, Room W130
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Iowa City, Iowa
A hands-on approach intended to get union staff, officers and bargaining team members ready for bargaining. Includes sessions on bargaining law, preparation and research, member mobilizing, community support, media and communication, persuasive techniques, impasse resolution, and a practice bargaining session.