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August 15-November 8, 2016
LABOR 2016 Political Plan

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO and various labor organizations

 

Join us in our LABOR 2016 political plan as we work for endorsed candidates.  We need volunteers for labor-to-labor walks,

phone banks, and blended walks for state legislators.  There are workplans for each part of the state.  Contact State Coordinator

Bill Looby at 217-544-4014 or your Zone Coordinator for more information:

 

Zone 1:  Cook County, Chicago Federation of Labor

Coordinator Bridget Early, 630-664-3948

30 Phone Banks:  Location to be determined

 

Zone 2: Lake/McHenry Counties, UAW Region 4 Lincolnshire

Coordinator Luis Rivas, 630-464-2397

8 Phone Banks:  Lincolnshire UAW

 

Zone 3: Kane/DuPage/Kendall/Will/Kankakee, IUPAT DC30 Aurora

Coordinator Mark Guethle, 630-768-1804

30 Phone Banks:  Westmont IFT, Warrenville IBEW, Aurora IUPAT, Joliet to be determined

 

Zone 4:  Northern IL, Peoria Labor Temple

Coordinator Jason Keller, 217-622-4014

30 Phone Banks:  Rockford UAW, Quad City Fed, Peoria Labor Temple

 

Zone 5:  Central IL, Illinois AFL-CIO Springfield

Coordinator Amy Rueff, 217-433-5126

18 Phone Banks:  Springfield State Fed, Springfield IFT, Champaign to be determined

 

Zone 6:  Metro East/Southern IL

Coordinator Will Attig, 618-521-2326

20 Phone Banks:  Fairview Heights IFT, West Frankfort IBEW

 

 

September 10, 2016
Union Day at U of I Football

Hosted by Champaign County AFL-CIO and East Central Illinois Building Trades

 

Special rates for union members.  Tailgate party at 11 AM, night game - map and directions - click here for information.

 

 

September 24, 2016
Advocating Before the NLRB: Procedure and Substance of the NLRB

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

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

 

Advocating Before the NLRB: Procedure and Substance of the NLRASaturday, September 24, 2016        9AM-5PM

This course will provide union and nonunion workers with the tools they need to assert and protect their rights under the National

Labor Relations Act. The course will be taught by NLRB Region 13 Field Attorney, Lisa Friedheim-Weis who has worked at the Board

for sixteen years and earned her undergraduate degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and law degree at

the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students will not only be educated about how the NLRA can protect worker rights but

how they can determine what criteria is necessary for bringing cases to the board.  Cost is $150.  Please contact Maria Dokes mdokes@illinois.edu for registration inquiries.

 

September 28-30, 2016
Illinois AFL-CIO 42nd Constitutional Convention

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL

 

Join us for the 42nd Illinois AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention to be held September 28-30.  During the convention, an election of

Officers, Executive Board and Credentials Committee of the IL AFL-CIO will be conducted.  Delegates are encouraged to introduce

resolutions and must forward a Word document of each resolution to Timothy E. Drea at Convention 2016@ilafl-cio.org by

August 26, 2016.  The Constitutional Convention offers the Illinois labor movement the opportunity to discuss goals and set in motion

the legislative and political agenda for th next two years.  During the convention, we will also discuss plans for the Labor 2016

statewide political program.  In addition, we will meet with labor-endorsed elected officials and endorsed congressional and

state legislative condidates.  Delegates will serve on Convention committees and attend workshops as well.  For more information

contact Terri Payne at 217-492-2622.

 

September 29, 2016
Labor & Politics Reception - 30th Annual

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO and the Chicago Federation of Labor

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL

 

Thursday, September 29 - 5-7PM - Join us at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare for our 30th annual Labor & Politics Reception. 

Cost is $5,000 for 35 tickets, $3,500 for 25 tickets, $2,500 for 20 tickets, or individual tickets for $150.  Details coming soon.

 

October 8, 2016
Steward Training

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

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

Steward Training – Saturday, October 8, 2016    9AM – 5PM

The class will discuss how to investigate, screen, write, and negotiate a grievance; the seven principles of just cause; the law

including the legal right of union stewards, unfair labor practices, and the duty of fair representation; and past practice grievances.

The class will discuss several common grievance areas, and we will practice resolving grievances.  Cost is $150.  Please contact

Maria Dokes mdokes@illinois.edu for registration inquiries.

November 5, 2016
Lessons from the Past:  A Look at U. S. Labor History

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

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

Lessons from the Past:  A Look at U.S. Labor History – Saturday, November 5, 2016   9AM – 5PM

What does the history of the U.S. look like when viewed from the point of view of those who built the country?  The class reviews

working class and labor history since the Civil War, but focuses (with films) on some key labor struggles such as the 1894 Pullman

Strike; organizing in the mine and textile industries; the rise of the CIO and the autoworker sit-down strikes; the impact of McCarthyism

on the labor movement; and the expansion of public sector unionization (1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike and the 1970 Postal Workers

Strike).  Cost is $150.  Please contact Maria Dokes mdokes@illinois.edu for registration inquiries.

 

December 10, 2016
Internal Organizing

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

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

 

Internal Organizing – Saturday, December 10, 2016   9AM – 5PM

The class will discuss ways to educate, organize, and mobilize the members. We will review examples of how some locals have

succeeded in transforming their unions. Topics include collective action around grievances; confronting and overcoming divisions

such as over race, gender, or immigration status; responding to apathetic or anti-union members; organizing member-to-member

action networks and contract campaigns; and building strategic campaigns and labor- community alliances.  Cost is $150.  Please

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

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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