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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.

Dec 2, 2019 to Dec 4, 2019
Essentials of Bargaining
Madison, Wisconsin

Reaching a satisfactory collective bargaining agreement can be a convoluted balancing act. Learn the basics of the collective bargaining process and how as a worker you can effectively engage and advocate.

You will learn:

  • Steps of collective bargaining process
  • Strategic and tactical planning
  • Utilizing the strength of membership
  • Bargaining health care and benefits
  • Understanding labor laws and the National Labor Relations Board

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Dec 5, 2019 to Dec 6, 2019
Advanced Bargaining Tools
Madison, Wisconsin

Take your skills and knowledge of collective bargaining to the next level. Build on your experience and learn more in-depth about methods for mastering the process.

You will learn:

  • Writing and evaluating contract language
  • Negotiating at the bargaining table
  • Identifying interests
  • Interacting within team caucuses
  • Calculating the cost of wage and benefit proposals

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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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