Education and Training Calendar
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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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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