Mark your calendars for summer training

Annual collective bargaining institutes to be held weeks of July 26 and August 2

STEWARDS, OFFICERS, AND other local lodge leaders should consider enrolling in the Boilermakers Collective Bargaining Institutes, offered through the University of Wisconsin School for Workers July 26 and August 2. These institutes offer the most comprehensive training in collective bargaining, grievance handling, and other aspects of local lodge leadership of any courses provided by or through the International. The Boilermakers have been holding these summer seminars in Madison, Wis., since 1957. They are an integral part of the Brotherhood’s training and leadership development program.

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Annual summer institutes to be held July 26, Aug. 2

The Boilermakers’ annual Collective Bargaining Institutes will be held in Madison, Wis., the weeks of July 26 (Basic) and August 2 (Advanced).

For more information, please contact Cheryl Harris at International headquarters (913-371-2640, ext. 231).

The basic course (offered July 26-31) will address contract administration, labor and IBB history, collective bargaining, membership mobilization, workers and the global economy, political action, safety and health, FMLA, communication skills, and the Boilermaker organization.

The advanced class (offered the following week, Aug. 2-7) is designed for those who have completed the basic training. Advanced participants will study common sense economics, communication skills, problem solving and grievance handling, grievance arbitration, workers and the global economy, health care bargaining, labor and IBB history, building the union and membership mobilization, and framing and delivering the message.

Classes will be held at the Pyle Center, located in the heart of the UW-Madison campus, right on Lake Mendota. Attendees will stay at the Lowell Conference and Lodging Facility, situated less than one block away from the Pyle Center and just as close to State Street, providing easy access to the best of downtown Madison and the UW-student union center. Amenities include 81 well-appointed guest rooms, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and exercise room.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Harris at International headquarters (913-371-2640, ext. 231).