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About the course
The contract lies at the center of day-to-day union practice. The interpretation and enforcement of contract language depends on the union representative. How can union leaders, stewards, and rank and file members ensure that the contract is honored and not circumvented? This course explores issues that union reps experience on an everyday basis. Students will discuss how to resolve problems that are contract-based by effectively utilizing grievance procedures. Additionally, class participants will learn how to creatively harness the energy of union members themselves to build the local union and address problems that might arise in the workplace.
- Grievance Procedures: First Moves, Presenting the Grievance
- Conflict Resolution at the Workplace
- Health and Safety Issues
- Workplace and the Law
How Will You Benefit?
This course provides an opportunity to practice and improve your bargaining skills with students from across the country in various public sector, private sector and building trades environments. Your organization will benefit from learning lessons in a safe environment instead of at the bargaining table affecting the entire workplace.
Trust the experts
Arthur Wheaton is director of Western NY Labor and Environmental Programs for the Worker Institute at Cornell. His expertise includes industry education and workplace training, high performance work systems, negotiations and conflict resolution, as well as auto and aerospace industrial relations....