Upcoming Virtual Trainings
Welcome to Council 2’s Virtual Activist & Steward TrainingJoin us for any of these Zoom classes. Class size is limited to first 30 registrants, and registration closes 1 day prior to the class date. If a class is full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a waiting list. Please do not register more than once for the same training session. Weeknight classes start at 6:30 p.m. Weekend classes start at 10:00 a.m.
April 9 (Sat) – Introduction to Being a Steward (90 minutes)
This class is for anyone who is considering becoming a steward or who wants to know more about their union and their union rights.
April 20 (Wed) – How to Talk ‘Union’ to Non-Members (90 minutes)
As union supporters, we need to be able to talk to non-members about the value of having a union AND organize our Local to make sure we reach out to everyone. We encourage Locals to send two or more people to this class who can help implement the plan.
May 3 (Tue) – Is This a Grievance? Identifying and Writing a Grievance (75 mins)
A grievance is our union’s legal remedy when management violates our contract. This class will help you know when you should file a grievance and how to do it.
May 21 (Sat) – The Disciplinary Grievance (75 minutes)
Determining if a coworker's discipline is valid is an important part of a steward's job. We will look at the criteria used to support grievances for unjust discipline.
May 26 (Thur) – The Investigatory Meeting – The Steward’s Role (75 minutes)
Union members have Weingarten Rights when they are being investigated. Union stewards have an important role in these meetings. Gain the skills and confidence to support your coworkers in an investigatory meeting.
June 7 (Tues) – Answering the Tough Questions (75 minutes)
It's hard to have all the answers when asked questions about our union. We'll consider the most frequently asked questions, and responses, when we talk to our coworkers about our union.
June 18 (Sat) – All About Bargaining (75 minutes)
What is bargaining? What are the employer and the union’s obligations? Explore the legal rights and responsibilities as well as the roles of the bargaining team, the staff rep, stewards and members.
June 23 (Thur) - Knowing Your Contract (75 minutes)
What’s in your contract? How is it enforced? How do you know if the contract is being violated?
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