Labor Studies Skills Courses

Space for each class is limited.

Instructors will email the link to access the classes after registration is complete.

 

Working Parents: Finding Balance During Turbulent Times (re-scheduled from March 17)

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Registration open: ASAP until 4:00pm Central on Tuesday, May 10
Instructor: Cassie Williams
Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Course Description:

This course is designed for all working parents who are struggling to find work life balance and deal with the challenges of Covid and social unrest. This is a space for parents to learn and share tips and available resources as well as a space to discuss these challenges.

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Know Your Rights at Work (re-scheduled from May 24)

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Registration open: ASAP until 4:00pm Central on Monday, June 13
Instructors: Cassie Williams and Amy Livingston
Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Course Description:

Learn about your rights at work! This class is for all workers (union and unrepresented), and covers topics like the basic rights of labor and employment law; organizations that support workers; gig workers’ rights; and staying safe at work during the pandemic.

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Steward Training (Re-scheduled from March 1)

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Registration open: ASAP until 4:00pm Central on Monday, March 21.
Instructor: Amy Livingston
Cost: $50 for participants with union sponsorship; $25 for individuals without union sponsorship; free for anyone who cannot afford to pay.

Course Description:

This class is open to people who are already stewards (new or experienced) and to union members who are interested in becoming stewards. Topics covered include a steward’s rights, roles, and responsibilities; how to conduct a grievance investigation; writing and presenting grievances; and day-to-day problem solving.

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Data for Organizing and Agitation

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Registration open: ASAP until 4:00pm Central on Tuesday, March 29
Instructor: Filiberto Nolasco Gomez
Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Course Description:

This session will use real-world examples to examine how data can move campaigns forward and move people to action. Examples of previous investigations include; institutional ties to prison labor, foundations making speculative and volatile investments, and employers who engage in systemic wage theft. Please come with a project you would like feedback on an idea you are just developing. Workday Editor and Investigative journalist Filiberto Nolasco Gomez will lead this session.

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Basic Arbitration

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration open: ASAP until 4:00pm Central on Monday, April 4
Instructor: John Remington
Cost: $50

Course Description:

This course covers the basic principles of evidence and preparation of witnesses, developing a theory of your case, and the principles arbitrators rely on to decide cases. It will also consider such issues as discipline, contract interpretation standards, past practices, worker rights and management rights. It is designed for those who have completed a basic steward training course.

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