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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.

Dec 7, 2015 to Dec 9, 2015
Essentials of Bargaining
Madison, Wisconsin

This all-inclusive course covers the fundamentals of collective bargaining and the whole bargaining process. It focuses on factors affecting collective bargaining outcomes, introduces strategic and tactical planning and membership mobilization, addresses key labor laws, bargaining health care and benefits, and developing an overall bargaining plan. The class also introduces the concepts of contract costing and research, which are covered more comprehensively in the Advanced Bargaining Tools class.

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Dec 10, 2015 to Dec 11, 2015
Advanced Bargaining Tools
Madison, Wisconsin

This specialized 2-day program provides a detailed, in-depth exploration of three topics: (1) costing contract proposals, (2) writing and evaluating contract language, and (3), individual and team conduct in caucuses and at the bargaining table.

The first day is an intensive, hands-on costing workshop that will enable participants to compare the real costs of union and employer proposals and practice the skill of costing multi-year package proposals that deal with wages, health insurance, and other benefits. Half of day two will be devoted to learning how to analyze the nuances and “legalese” of contract language and write the most effective language for your proposals. The other half of day two will be spent exploring and evaluating the various ways to interact in negotiating team caucuses and at the bargaining table itself. Great when paired with our “Essentials of Bargaining” course, or on its own as a stand-alone program!

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