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Education and Training Calendar

Courses sponsored by the School for Workers - University of Wisconsin-Extension

Please contact by phone at 608-262-2112 or email schoolforworkers@uwex.edu for more information.

Dec 8, 2014 to Dec 10, 2014
Essentials of Bargaining (#15013)
Madison, Wisconsin

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.

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Dec 11, 2014 to Dec 12, 2014
Advanced Bargaining Tools (#15010)
Madison, Wisconsin

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.

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Courses sponsored by the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University

For more information or to register for courses offered by Cornell, please contact Becky Daniels at 716-852-4191 or rpd2@cornell.edu.

May 12, 2015
Steward Training LB408
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.

Key Topics

  • Basics of labor law
  • Sound grievance procedures
  • The investigation
  • Writing the grievance

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May 13, 2015
Negotiation Skills (LB410)
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.

KEY TOPICS

  • 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

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Courses sponsored by the The University of Iowa Labor Center

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:

Labor Center
100 BioVentures Center, Room W130
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

Jan 14, 2015 to Jan 16, 2015
Collective Bargaining
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.

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