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Education and Training Calendar

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

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

Mar 14, 2016 to Mar 18, 2016
Grievance Arbitration
Madison, Wisconsin

Learn how to prepare and present an arbitration case. Understanding and effectively using the grievance process to enforce your collective bargaining agreement is essential for union representatives, stewards, staff and members. Bring a copy of your CBA/Employee Handbook and join us for a comprehensive class reviewing every part of the process. Includes: rules for interpreting collective bargaining agreements, tips for writing effective grievances, and preparation for the later steps of the grievance process. Class concludes with a practice case presentation before an arbitrator.

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Courses sponsored by 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.

Feb 25, 2016 to Feb 26, 2016
Costing the Contract (LR352)
New York, New York

Participants learn and practice creating a collective bargaining cost-sheet and adjusting it based on the ebb and flow of negotiations. This workshop builds upon the bargaining cost-out module from LR201 Preparation for Collective Bargaining:

Key Topics

  • Create the bargaining unit cost with rollup calculation
  • Project the cash and rate implications of differing wage increases or decreases
  • Cost out economic and non-economic proposals
  • Describe the difference between valid and invalid assumptions
  • Understand the interaction between cost-out and other budget documents
  • Practice the collective bargaining implications of various costing decisions
  • Understand how to organize and use data to answer various costing related questions in bargaining

The program will give participants the ability to be agile in understanding the cost consequences of various decisions made during bargaining.

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Mar 7, 2016 to Mar 27, 2016
Steward Training (online) (OLLB112)
Online

This 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 member’s right to representation of 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.

Key Topics

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

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May 10, 2016
Steward Training (LB112)
Buffalo, New York

This 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 member’s right to representation of 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.

Key Topics

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

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