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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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