Education & Training

The International Brotherhood assists local lodges by providing a variety of education and training services, by advising local lodges and International staff of education and training opportunities, and by working with lodges and staff to find education and training solutions to the problems they are experiencing.

Ongoing education and training programs include the following:

In addition, the Industrial Sector Services Department will work directly with local lodges to identify training or design classes that address specific needs.

Learn more on this page. If you are interested in any of these programs, talk to your International rep or contact Tyler Brown, tbrown@boilermakers.org.

Steward's Sourcebook

Articles to help Stewards to a better job.

What to Do When a Member Demands Arbitration

Without clear guidelines, many lodges end up arbitrating more grievances than they should.

Build your case on good evidence

Your job as a steward is to find that evidence wherever your grievance investigation takes you.

Five Common Grievance Issues

Five common grievance situations and suggestions for how to approach them.

Defending grievances involving violence or threats

Protecting your members means ensuring they are not disciplined unfairly, but it might also mean finding a way to protect them from someone with anger issues.

Lying

When you’re going into a grievance meeting where differing opinions of the facts of the case may be aired, it’s a good idea to avoid name-calling.

Upcoming Classes

None scheduled.

Other Training Sources

Apr 3, 2017 to Apr 5, 2017
Internal Organizing
Madison, Wisconsin
Course offered by: School for Workers - University of Wisconsin-Extension
Apr 3, 2017 to Apr 23, 2017
Basic Negotiation Skills
Online
Course offered by: School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University
Apr 25, 2017 to Apr 26, 2017
Collective Bargaining for Union Activists
New York, New York
Course offered by: School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University
May 1, 2017 to May 21, 2017
Costing Out a Contract (OLB116)
Online
Course offered by: School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University
Jun 5, 2017 to Jun 25, 2017
Effective Communication
Online
Course offered by: School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University

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