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Education and Training Calendar

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.

Mar 16, 2020 to Mar 19, 2020
Grievance Arbitration
Madison, Wisconsin

Effectively resolving disputes—including utilizing the contractual grievance and arbitration process—is vital for union representatives, stewards, and members. In this class, participants will examine the tools and skills needed to investigate and resolve grievances in different steps of the grievance procedure, culminating with a mock arbitration before an arbitrator. We will examine the just cause, tools to interpret collective bargaining agreements, and develop the skills to take a grievance through arbitration.

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Apr 13, 2020 to Apr 15, 2020
Internal Organizing
Madison, Wisconsin

This is a crucial educational program for any union—especially those seeking to adapt to “open shop” or “Right to Work.” Reinvigorate your union with successful strategies and fundamental principles for membership engagement. Learn how to build involvement by identifying and developing new activists and creating an internal structure that increases your capacity to act. You will learn how to change the “What’s the union done for me lately?” mindset into a more comprehensive sense of collective strength.

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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

Feb 24, 2020 to Feb 26, 2020
Collective Bargaining (Private Sector)
Iowa City, Iowa

A hands-on approach intended to get union staff, officers and bargaining team members ready for bargaining. Includes sessions on bargaining law, preparation and research, member mobilizing, community support, media and communication, persuasive techniques, impasse resolution, and a practice bargaining session.

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