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Education and Training Calendar

Courses sponsored by International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

Please contact Debbie Goodwin at 913-371-2640 for more information.

Aug 11, 2019 to Aug 16, 2019
IBB 62nd Basic Institute
Madison, Wisconsin

Subject matter includes introductory courses in collective bargaining, grievance handling, administering the contract, preparing for arbitrations, political action, strategic planning, occupational safety and health issues, and building the union.

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Aug 18, 2019 to Aug 23, 2019
IBB 62nd Advanced Institute
Madison, Wisconsin

Subject matter includes introductory courses in collective bargaining, grievance handling, administering the contract, preparing for arbitrations, political action, strategic planning, occupational safety and health issues, and building the union.

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Courses sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers

Please contact by phone at 608-262-2112 or email schoolforworkers@dcs.wisc.edu for more information.

May 13, 2019 to May 15, 2019
Essentials of Bargaining
Madison, Wisconsin

An introductory class discussing changing workforce demographics, recruitment tools to reach a larger pool of potential workers and members, and how to contribute to new workers’ success in a dynamic workplace. The class includes a look at all aspects of diversity (age, ability, family status, etc.); an introductory examination of how to enact an organizational climate survey and diversity assessment; and explores community outreach and partnership building to strengthen worker protections and rights.

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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

May 4, 2019
Stewards’ School
Burlington, Iowa

Building skills and confidence

Role of the Union Steward:
Stewards roles & responsibilities, how they fit into the broader labor movement.

Stewards’ rights under the law
Review Weingarten, representational rights and responsibilities, concerted activity.

Handling Grievances
Practice interviewing witnesses, applying the 7 Tests of Just Cause and other common arbitrators’ standards, preparing your evidence.

Organizing and Communicating with Members
Discuss effective 1:1 communication, roles members can play in strengthening your organization, creating a communication network.

Please contact Julia McMeekan @ 309-738-1446 or juliamcmeekan@yahoo.com

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