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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 19, 2018 to Aug 24, 2018
School for Workers - Advanced Institute
Madison, Wisconsin

Each summer, the Department of Education and Training Services sponsors two week-long collective bargaining institutes on the University of Wisconsin (UW) campus. Classes are taught by University of Wisconsin faculty associated with the UW School for Workers and International staff.

The two institutes offered are Basic and Advanced Collective Bargaining. 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 School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University

For more information or to register for courses offered by Cornell, please contact ILR Customer Service (866-470-1922 or ILRCustomerService@cornell.edu) or visit the website at http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/professional-programs/workshops-courses-training.

Sep 17, 2018 to Dec 9, 2018
Introduction to Collective Bargaining (LS200)
Online

This course examines the principles of contract bargaining including bargaining environments and structures as well as standards used in negotiations. Students will learn to prepare bargaining demands, cost economic items, draft non-economic language, negotiate economic and non-economic issues, and resolve a bargaining impasse. Discussion will consider the impact of bargaining outcomes on workers, unions, employers, and the public.

Key Topics:

  • Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations
  • Sources and Determinants of Bargaining Power
  • Management Strategies and Structures for Collective Bargaining
  • Union Organizing
  • Participation Processes
  • Strikes
  • Negotiations Process with Mock Bargaining
  • Grievance Procedure and Economic Impact of Collective Bargaining

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Oct 9, 2018
Steward Training: Problem-Solving in the Workplace
Buffalo, New York

This tools-building workshop emphasizes the rights of stewards/committee persons in resolving disputes in the workplace. The right to information, the duty of fair representation, and member’s right to representation of their Weingarten rights will be covered. Participants will learn how to protect the grievance process, the equality principle, the seven tests of just cause, and how to simplify grievance writing.

Key Topics

  • Basics of labor law
  • Sound grievance procedures
  • The investigation
  • Writing the grievance

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Oct 10, 2018
Negotiation Skills (LB114)
Buffalo, New York

This introductory-level workshop is designed to develop the skills of union negotiators who do not have extensive experience in advancing a collective bargaining strategy and in conducting face-to-face negotiations at the bargaining table.

Key Topics

  • The bargaining process, timing and procedures
  • Bargaining techniques, strategies and tactics
  • Maximizing effectiveness of the bargaining committee
  • Reading the other side; articulating the members’ needs; using the caucus
  • Identifying the employer’s pressure points
  • Coordinating table tactics with membership support activities

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Oct 11, 2018
Costing Out a Contract
Buffalo, New York

This is a practical, how-to-workshop to give union negotiators and bargaining committee members the skills they need to prepare for contract negotiations. Exercises are used throughout the workshop to illustrate how to calculate the projected costs of an agreement.

Key Topics

  • How to use the Consumer Price Index and measure real income
  • How to calculate percentage and dollar increase costs
  • Steps to costing out the union's demands
  • Practice as a mock bargaining unit costing out contract proposals

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Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 21, 2018
Costing Out a Contract
Online

This is a practical, how-to-workshop to give union negotiators and bargaining committee members the skills they need to prepare for contract negotiations. Exercises are used throughout the workshop to illustrate how to calculate the projected costs of an agreement.

Key Topics

How to use the Consumer Price Index and measure real income
How to calculate percentage and dollar increase costs
Steps to costing out the union's demands
Practice as a mock bargaining unit costing out contract proposals

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