Courses sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers

Please contact by phone at 608-262-2112 or email for more information.

Dec 6, 2021 to Dec 7, 2021
Preparing for Bargaining
Madison, Wisconsin

What are the things your union needs to accomplish before you sit down to negotiate with your employer? This institute will guide you through the steps of preparing for collective bargaining in a way that positions you for success.

You will learn about:

  • Factors that influence bargaining
  • The bargaining process
  • Research and proposal costing
  • Mobilizing members
  • Developing a bargaining plan and campaign

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Dec 8, 2021 to Dec 10, 2021
At the Table: The Negotiations Process
Madison, Wisconsin

Your union has done its planning and preparation, and now it is time to negotiate. What does this look like? This institute will educate you about what a union does during the bargaining process in its effort to reach a successful settlement.

You will learn about:

  • Bargaining table do’s and don’ts
  • Consensus decision-making
  • Labor law and bargaining in good faith
  • Member activities

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Courses sponsored by 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

Oct 18, 2021 to Oct 19, 2021
Advanced Stewards' School
Iowa City, Iowa

This two-day conference for union officers, staff, and experienced stewards, will include updates on hot topics, analysis of arbitration case studies, and a focus on sharpening communication, advocacy and presentation skills.

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