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WASHINGTON STATE COUNCIL OF COUNTY AND CITY EMPLOYEES
AFSCME AFL-CIO  - COUNCIL 2
WASHINGTON STATE COUNCIL OF COUNTY AND CITY EMPLOYEES  -  AFSCME AFL-CIO  - COUNCIL 2
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Upcoming Virtual Trainings

Welcome to Council 2’s Virtual Activist & Steward Training

Join us for any of these Zoom classes. Class size is limited to first 30 registrants. If a class is full, please email jayg@council2.com to be placed on a waiting list.  Please do not register more than once for the same training session.

Investigatory Meetings: 60 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.

How to Sign Up New Members: 60 minutes
Learn about and share best practices including how to talk to new employees about the value of joining our union. Plus, with the pandemic and our virtual world, brainstorm ways we can reach new people.

Identifying & Filing/Writing a Grievance: 60 minutes
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.

Knowing Your Contract: 60 minutes
What’s in your contract? How is it enforced? How do you know if the contract is being violated?

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.

 

Documenting & Investigating a Grievance: 60 minutes
The steward needs to be able to sort through the evidence to determine if a grievance does, or does not, exist. Interviewing people and finding supporting documents are a key part of making that determination.

Presenting the Grievance: 60 minutes
Once our grievance is written, we want to bring our best points forward plus anticipate management's arguments in order to resolve the grievance at the lowest possible level.

Disciplinary Grievances: 60 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.

Answering the Tough Questions: 60 minutes
It's hard to have all the answers when asked questions about our union. We'll consider the most frequently asked questions when we talk to our coworkers about our union.

Weeknight classes start at 6:30 p.m. Weekend classes at 10:00 a.m.

Please check back for our next training sessions dates.