The cost of the 2021 Virtual Labor School is $25 for the day (four sessions).
JULY 9TH, 2021
Introduction 8:00am MST
Session 1 8:45am-10:15am MST
Session 2 10:30am-12:00pm MST
Session 3 1:00pm-2:30pm MST
Session 4 2:45pm-4:15pm MST
When you register, you will have a choice to either pay by check or by credit card. If you wish to pay by check, please print a copy of the registration form prior to clicking the submit button and return it with a check made out to:
Grace Carroll Rocky Mountain Labor School, send check to:
2261 S Redwood Rd, Suite M
West Valley City, UT 84119
If you wish to pay by card please follow the link provided in the confirmation email you receive after you hit submit.
Session 1 at 8:45 -10:15am MST
Introduction to the NRLB, Presented by Ellen Kelman - The basic legal structure of what an unfair labor practice IS; the organization of the NLRB and how it operates; and explaining the process for bringing and pursuing unfair labor practice charges.
Grievance Handling, Best & Worst Practices, Presented by Richard DeVries - Participants will watch a short video of a grievance meeting then critique and discuss the worst practices of th Business Agent and Steward.
Session 2 at 10:30am-12:00pm MST
Collective Bargaining Strategies, Presented by Dennis Demaio - Dennis will lay the foundation for how Unions can prepare for a successful contract campaign and what Unions can do if and when Employers are reluctant to bargain fairly. This workshop will focus on:
1) Union preparation leading up to a collective bargaining contract campaign
2) Logistics of bargaining
3) What Unions can do of and when bargaining breaks down
Arbitration 101, Presented by Alexia Kulwiec - Alexia will introduce the process of labor arbitration, working with witnesses, and preparing a case for arbitration.
Session 3 at 1:00pm- 2:30pm MST
Communication in a Pandemic World, Presented by Leslie Simmons - Last year brought challenges to many in the labor movement when it came to communicating with union membership and beyond. How do you have membership meetings? How do you organize over Zoom? In an election year, how can we phonebank? How can our member’s issue be heard?
As we slowly return to some sense of normalcy, this workshop will take a look at what worked and didn’t work in union communications and actions – and what are some things that were done virtually that might remain, even after the pandemic is declared over? This is a workshop and discussion. Bring your best practices over the last year – let’s reflect and consider the future!