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January 14, 2017
Collective Bargaining

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program (Certificate Program)

815 W. Van Buren, Ste. 110, Chicago, IL

 

Collective Bargaining – Saturday, January 14, 2017    9AM – 5PM

This class introduces the student to the process and content of collective bargaining. It addresses among other items the legal

obligations to bargain, mandatory and permissible subjects of bargaining, types of bargaining relationships, styles of bargaining

and takes the student thorough multiple stages of labor negotiations.  The class also examines the critical information necessary to

bargain successfully. Students learn to analyze a contract, cost out a contract, develop a bargaining proposal, practice good table

behavior, negotiating skills, how to use the caucus, keep records, and write appropriate contract language.  Cost is $150.  Please

contact Maria Dokes mdokes@illinois.edu for registration inquiries.

 

February 9, 2017
Labor Mangement Reporting Seminar

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

999 McClintock Drive, Burr Ridge, IL

 

The Illinois AFL-CIO is sponsoring a one day seminar for local union officials and their accountants on preparing financial reports

and conducting union officer elections.  The seminar will feature speakers from the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), Office of Labor Management Standards, to provide participants with detailed information on how to complete and file annual financial reports

(LM-2, LM-3, LM-4) required of labor organizations as mandated by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). 

In addition, they will provide relevant information on the procedures for electing union officers. Presentations will also be given by

the Illinois State Board of Elections on Political Action Committee (PAC) Reports and by Legacy Professionals, LLP on Internal

Revenue Services (IRS) Reports. Registration for the seminar will begin at 8:15 a.m. with presentations scheduled to conclude

around 3:00 p.m.  The registration fee is $60.00 per person. Seminars will be held twice (in Burr Ridge on Feb. 9 and Springfield on

Feb. 16) to give greater access to all individuals interested in attending. Contact Amy Rueff, 217-492-2633, for more information.

CLICK HERE for the LM Seminar announcement

CLICK HERE for the registration form. 

 

February 11, 2017
Fighting Sexual Violence at Work

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

Location TBD, Chicago, IL

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017    9AM – Noon

Join instructors form Healing to Action in a 3 hour interactive class to address these issues and more:

What is gender inequality?  How does it relate to gender violence?  Learn to raise issues of gender inequality at work. 

Develop strategies to challenge inequality and violence.  Cost is $50 students or $10 unemployed.  Women only.

 

February 16, 2017
Labor Mangement Reporting Seminar

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

State House Inn, 101 E. Adams St., Springfield, IL

 

The Illinois AFL-CIO is sponsoring a one day seminar for local union officials and their accountants on preparing financial reports

and conducting union officer elections.  The seminar will feature speakers from the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), Office of Labor Management Standards, to provide participants with detailed information on how to complete and file annual financial reports

(LM-2, LM-3, LM-4) required of labor organizations as mandated by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). 

In addition, they will provide relevant information on the procedures for electing union officers. Presentations will also be given by

the Illinois State Board of Elections on Political Action Committee (PAC) Reports and by Legacy Professionals, LLP on Internal

Revenue Services (IRS) Reports. Registration for the seminar will begin at 8:15 a.m. with presentations scheduled to conclude

around 3:00 p.m.  The registration fee is $60.00 per person. Contact Amy Rueff, 217-492-2633, for more information.

CLICK HERE for the LM Seminar announcement

CLICK HERE for the registration form. 

 

February 18, 2017
Labor and Employment Law

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program (Certificate Program)

815 W. Van Buren, Ste. 110, Chicago, IL

Labor and Employment Law – Saturday, February 18, 2017    9AM – 5PM

The class covers the basics of labor and employment laws that every union activist should know. The class reviews the laws, the

agencies that administer the laws, and the effectiveness of the laws and their enforcement. The course covers both the National

Labor Relations Act on union organizing, strikes, lockouts, and the rights of unionists to take on-the- job actions to defend their

contract; and employment laws that impact all workers such as the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act,

and non-discrimination laws.  Cost is $150.  Please contact Maria Dokes mdokes@illinois.edu for registration inquiries.

 

February 23, 2017
Early Voting Begins for Consolidated Election (April 4)

 

March 18, 2017
Joining the Debate Over the Economy

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program (Certificate Program)

815 W. Van Buren, Ste. 110, Chicago, IL

 

Joining the Debate Over the Economy   – Saturday, March 18, 2017     9AM – 5PM

As the Great Recession continues, the country is embroiled in debates over economic issues. This class gives you the information

you need to effectively enter these debates. Some topics to be discussed include: What is the response to the argument that raising

the minimum wage will hurt workers by increasing inflation? What is the answer to the argument that free trade raises all workers’

standard of living and lowers prices?  What arguments do unionists use to rebut the argument that so-called “right to work” laws are

needed to improve the business climate? Are corporate taxes too high, and would lowering them create more jobs? Do prevailing

wage laws hurt or help workers? Should private sector workers welcome legislation to cut or eliminate public sector workers’

pensions? What are union proposals to improve the economy for all working people?  Cost is $150.  Please contact Maria Dokes mdokes@illinois.edu for registration inquiries.

 

April 2-5, 2017
North America Building & Trades Legislative Conference

Hosted by National Building Trades Unions

Washington, DC

Register here http://www.bctd.org/Legislative-Conference/2017-Legislative-Conference.aspx

 

April 4, 2017
Consolidated Election Day

Municipal, Township, & School Board elections - early voting begins February 23.

 

April 28, 2017
Workers Memorial Day

Hosted by AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils

Various communities in IL

 

Each year, Central Labor Councils coordinate activities on Worker Memorial Day to remember those workers who have lost

their lives on the job.  Memorial services are held around Illinois to honor those who have fallen and to call on elected officials

to continue the fight for safer work conditions.

 

May 3-7, 2017
Regina V. Polk Women's Labor Leadership Conference

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton, IL

 

The Regina V. Polk Women's Labor Leadership Conference creates an open and invigorating space for women union activists

and community leaders to learn from skilled instructors and each other.  The intenstive, four-day residential conference is

made possible through the generosity of the Regina V. Polk Fund for Labor Leadership.   The conference was established in

1983 in memory of Regina V. Polk, who was killed in an accident on the job while working as a business agent for the

International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 743.  She was a tireless advocate of inequities in the workplace and

committed to worker empowerment.  By sponsoring this conference the fund furthers one of her favorite causes, educating

the next generation of labor leaders.  For more information please email reginavpolk@gmail.com or call 312-413-0166. 

CLICK HERE for registration and more information.

 

May 13, 2017
NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Hosted by National Association of Letter Carriers, Central Labor Councils, United Way

Various Location in IL

 

The 25th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be held May 13.  In the first 24 years,

NALC collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food to help those in need in local communities.  Please check with your local

NALC branch or AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison to determine how you can help out.  Volunteers and food donations

are needed on May 13.  Let's pull together and feed the hungry!

 

June 5, 2017
Illinois AFL-CIO COPE Golf Outing

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

The Rail Golf Course, Springfield, IL

The Illinois AFL-CIO COPE Golf Outing will be held at The Rail.  Details coming soon.

 

September 4, 2017
Labor Day

Hosted by various central labor councils in Illinois

 

Many activities take place around Labor Day - a list will be provided in August 2017. Check back for details.

 

October 22-26, 2017
National AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention

Hosted by National AFL-CIO

St. Louis, MO

Details coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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