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Education and Training Calendar

Courses sponsored by School for Workers - University of Wisconsin-Extension

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

Dec 4, 2017 to Dec 6, 2017
Essentials of Bargaining
Madison, Wisconsin

This comprehensive course provides an overview of the entire collective bargaining process. We begin with a focus on factors affecting collective bargaining outcomes. The course goes on to introduce strategic and tactical planning as part of collective bargaining, addresses key labor laws, bargaining health care and benefits, and utilizing the strength of the rank and file membership. The class also introduces contract costing which is expanded upon in Advanced Bargaining Tools.

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Dec 7, 2017 to Dec 8, 2017
Advanced Bargaining Tools
Madison, Wisconsin

This specialized 2-day program provides a detailed, in-depth exploration of three topics: (1) costing contract proposals, (2) writing and evaluating contract language, and (3) individual and team conduct in caucuses and at the bargaining table.

You will learn how to calculate the cost of wage and benefit proposals, as well as multi-year package proposals; how to analyze and write the most effective language for your contract proposals; and how to interact in negotiating team caucuses and at the bargaining table itself.

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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

Jan 24, 2018 to Jan 26, 2018
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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Mar 8, 2018 to Mar 9, 2018
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Iowa City, Iowa

In-depth review of FMLA law and revised 2013 Department of Labor regulations, plus sessions on helping members with FMLA questions, handling FMLA grievances, bargaining improved contract language, and addressing common problems with medical certification.

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