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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.

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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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.

Jun 18, 2019 to Sep 10, 2019
Advanced Collective Bargaining
Online

The primary focus of this course is to build the practical skills needed in collective bargaining today through role plays and mock bargaining. The textbook for this course provides background and an introduction to collective bargaining and industrial relations. Students will discuss the principles of contract bargaining based on the required text and utilize those concepts in negotiations and conflict resolution scenarios. Students will prepare bargaining demands, cost economic items, drafting non-economic contract language, negotiate economic and non-economic issues, and discuss impact of failures to resolve a contract bargaining impasse.

Key Topics

  • Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations
  • Union and Management Strategies for Collective Bargaining
  • Negotiations Process and Strikes
  • Conflict Resolution at the Workplace
  • Global Pressures and Industrial Relations in Other Countries

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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

Jul 23, 2019 to Jul 27, 2019
Midwest School for Women Workers
Iowa City, Iowa

The Midwest School for Women Workers brings working women together to develop leadership skills, understand the challenges and issues facing the labor movement, and learn from one another. Participants attend core skill-building classes on subjects like Leadership, Internal Organizing, Grievance Handling, and Legal Rights, as well as workshops and plenary sessions on current economic and policy issues affecting unions and workers in the US and globally.

Special topics this year will include combating workplace harassment, Midwest women in the trades, struggles to maintain union rights in the public sector and public education, labor and racial justice, and working women’s issues in the 2020 presidential race.

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