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Spring 2021 Education and Training Descriptions
All trainings are through Zoom. Shortly after registration is received you will receive a Zoom invitation specific to your selected training(s).

1. Constitutional Working Group (Series) -  Apr 6-Tues., Apr 27-Tues. Meeting times are 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
This workgroup is designated for local leaders and constitutional committees who are looking to create a constitution or revise an existing constitution to bring forward to your members. This series allows participants to work as a group on specified dates while having the ability to work individually with your local in between.

2.  Roles of Officers & Stewards - Grievance Handling (4 Part Training Series - MUST REGISTER FOR ALL). Meeting times are 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Training Part l: Roles and Responsibilities of Officers and Stewards
This training will walk stewards those that need a refresher and new, through their various roles when acting in a steward capacity and how to identify if a grievance exists. Tips, tools, and strategies for being a great steward. The equality doctrine and the legal rights of union stewards.
Training Part II: Five Steps of Grievance Handling  
This training includes identifying grievances, an overview of the 5 steps of the grievance process, and a deep dive into investigating grievances. Asking the right questions, meeting timelines, fulfilling the duty of fair representation, guiding the grievant through the process, an overview of the whole process with tips for success.
Training Part III: Documenting and Writing a Grievance
Marshalling your evidence, asking the right questions, union requests for information and documentation to the employer, organizing your file, building a strong case, anticipating the employer’s arguments, preparing for a strong presentation, and guiding the grievant through the process.
MAY 10, 2021 MONDAY
Training Part IV: Moving Workers to Action 
This session includes best practices for approaching new hires, identifying leaders, and mobilizing members to build power in the workplace. Supercharge your grievances! Direct action strategies and tactics to mobilize members to resolve workplace problems. Building union members sense of their own power and understanding through experience that they are the union.

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