Labor Studies Skills Courses

Fees: No cost, but registration is required; space for each class is limited.
Instructors will email the link to access the class after registration is complete.

 

Using Data to Build Power

February 3rd, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Instructor: FIliberto Nolasco Gomez
Fee: No cost, but registration is required

Course Description:

Information is everywhere but what data is useful for your campaigns ?  This session is for those looking to use data to agitate. At the end of the session  each participant will have a plan to find the info they need.
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How to Write Journalistic Essays/Op Eds 

February 9th 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Instructors: Cassie Williams and Filiberto Nolasco Gomez
Fee: No cost, but registration is required

Course Description:

Op-eds and essays are opportunities to reflect on what you are experiencing and share with a broader audience. Filiberto and Cassie want to support the development of your writing voice.
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Working Parents & Virtual Learning 

Date: Thursday, February 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Instructor: Cassie Williams
Fee: No cost, but registration is required

Course Description:

Virtual learning has been a great challenge for many working parents. Come and share both the challenges and joys of working and learning with your children as well as strategies to balance the load.
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Labor & the Prison-Industrial Complex 

Date: Saturday, February 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Facilitators: Amy Livingston, Alanna Galloway, and Anna Kurhajec
Fee: No cost, but registration is required

Course Description:

Millions of people are caught up in various elements of the United States' criminal punishment system and millions of union members work within this system. In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the ongoing uprising, the labor movement must face difficult questions. This class will consider these questions and give participants tools to address them within their unions.
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Media & Digital Literacy for Organizers

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructors: Filiberto Nolasco Gomez & Amy Livingston
Fee: No cost, but registration is required

Course Description:

This class is intended for union organizers and activists who want a deeper understanding of how the digital and social media ecosystem works; how to help your members navigate it; and how social access to and awareness of worker-based movements.
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Abolitionist Study Group 

March 4, 3:00pm-4:00pm  (RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY 3)
Instructor: Amy Livingston
Fee: No cost, but registration is required

Course Description:

What does abolition mean for folks focused on the dynamics of working peoples? This study group is for people looking to expand their thinking on abolition. It is intended for people who are connected to the labor movement, or other economic/workplace justice movements for working class and poor people. The group will meet monthly over Zoom.
Participants should listen to this podcast episode at The Intercept before the first session.
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Basic Steward Training (Rescheduled to Friday, March 12)

Thursday, March 12, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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 course is designed for new stewards and members who want to become a steward. 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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POC Activism Fatigue 

Date: Wednesday, March 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Instructors: Cassie Williams & Alanna Galloway
Cost: Free, but registration is required 

Course Description:

From heightened racial tension to adjusting to the uncertainties of life during a pandemic, activism comes with great pressure. POC activists come and discuss how racial injustice affects our wellbeing and strategies to manage activism fatigue in order to continue to fight. 
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"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." -Audre Lorde

 

Bargaining from Margin to Center

Thursday, June 3, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructors: Merón Negussie & 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:

Union members can use the collective bargaining process to center the needs and concerns of historically marginalized people (people of color, queer and trans people, disabled people, immigrants, etc.). This course will provide participants with skills and strategies to prioritize gains for historically marginalized people in your collective bargaining process.
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Upcoming Courses

Labor History Happy Hour