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September 21, 2017
USA's Inaugural Southern Illinois Conservation Dinner

Hosted by various union organizations

John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL

You're invited to the first-ever Southern Illinois Conservation Dinner.  Gold sponsor is $5,000 and includes 3 table shotguns,

10 tickets and preferred seating; Silver Sponsor is $3,000 and includes 2 table shotguns, 10 tickets and preferred seating;

Bronze Sponsor is $1,500 and includes 1 table shotgun and 10 tickets; and individual tickets are $75. 

 

Join us for a downstate gathering of outdoors enthusiast as we build solidarity around conservation.  Click here for invitation

nd RSVP.

 

 

October 7, 2017

Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour

1st Saturday of every month

Hosted by Illinois Labor History Society and the Historical Society of Forest Park

Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Des Plains Ave., Forest Park, IL

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park and ILHS for an hour long tour of Haymarket Martyrs Monument and Radical Row Tour. 

Learn the story of the Haymarket Affair, the monument and those who choose to be buried near this monument to the 8 hour

day of those who died for it.  $10 donation is requested to be split between HSFP and ILHS. For more information on Forest

Home Cemetery please visit:  www.foresthomecemeteryoverview.com

Tours begin at the Haymarket Martyrs Monument at 11:00 AM and last about an hour.  These will happen every first Saturday

of the month, May to October, 2017.  For more information, contact ILHS at 312-341-2247.

 

 

October 7, 2017
Steward Training

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

The Rice Building, Suite #110, 815 W. VanBuren, Chicago, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

The class will discuss how to investigate, screen, write, and negotiate a grievance; the seven principles of just cause; the law including the legal right of union stewards, unfair labor practices, and the duty of fair representation; and past practice grievances. The class will discuss several common grievance areas, and we will practice resolving grievances.  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate in Labor Studies.  For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education".  Each class is $150 for single or $100 for 2 students or more - call 312-996-2627.

 

October 14, 2017
Collective Bargaining

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

Employment Relations Building, Basement Room 35, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - 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 through 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.  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate in Labor Studies. 

For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education".  Each class is $150 for single or $100 for 2

students or more - call 217-333.0980.

October 22-26, 2017
National AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention

Hosted by National AFL-CIO

America's Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, MO

Every four years, AFL-CIO holds a convention to democratically elect officers. Elected delegates representing working people

from across the country and from every job category come together to choose their leader and express their policy preferences.

Our convention adopts resolutions that guide the labor movement and improve the lives of working people. Openness,

transparency and democracy are key components of how we work.  Details coming soon.

https://aflcio.org/about/leadership/conventions

 

 

November 4, 2017
Lessons from the Past:  A Look at U. S. Labor History

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

Employment Relations Building, Basement Room 35, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - What does the history of the U. S. look like when viewed from the point of view of those who built the country? 

The class reviews working class and labor history since the Civil War, but focuses (with film) on some key labor struggles such

as the 1894 Pullman Strike; organizing in the mine and textile industries; the growth of trade unionism; the rise of the CIO and

the autoworker sit-down strikes; the impact of McCarthyism on the labor movement; and the expansion of public sector

unionization (1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike and the 1970 Postal Workers Strike).  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course

with 6 courses earning a Certificate in Labor Studies. 

For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education".  Each class is $150 for single or $100 for 2

students or more - call 217-333.0980.

 

November 4, 2017
Lessons from the Past:  A Look at U. S. Labor History

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

The Rice Building, Suite #110, 815 W. VanBuren, Chicago, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - What does the history of the U. S. look like when viewed from the point of view of those who built the country? 

The class reviews working class and labor history since the Civil War, but focuses (with film) on some key labor struggles such

as the 1894 Pullman Strike; organizing in the mine and textile industries; the growth of trade unionism; the rise of the CIO and

the autoworker sit-down strikes; the impact of McCarthyism on the labor movement; and the expansion of public sector

unionization (1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike and the 1970 Postal Workers Strike).  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course

with 6 courses earning a Certificate in Labor Studies. 

For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education".  Each class is $150 for single or $100 for

2 students or more - call 312-996-2627.

 

 

December 2, 2017
Internal Organizing

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

The Rice Building, Suite #110, 815 W. VanBuren, Chicago, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - This 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.  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate in Labor Studies. 

For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education". Each class is $150 for single or $100

for 2 students or more - call 312-996-2627.

 

 

January 13, 2018
Media Matters:  Establishing effective messaging for social media and press

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

Employment Relations Building, Basement Room 35, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - This class will provide interactive instruction on building an effective union media strategy.  Topics include building

your message; writing a press release; writing letters to the editor; how to talk to the press; and creative and impactful social

media strategies.  The emphasis of the course will be developing inclusive media messaging that amplifies union member's

stories and voices.  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate in Labor Studies. 

For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education".  Each class is $150 for single or $100 for 2

students or more - call 217-333.0980.

 

 

January 13, 2018
Collective Bargaining

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

The Rice Building, Suite #110, 815 W. VanBuren, Chicago, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - 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 through 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.  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate in Labor Studies. 

For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education". Each class is $150 for single or $100

for 2 students or more - call 312-996-2627.

 

February 10, 2018
Common Sense Economics

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

Employment Relations Building, Basement Room 35, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - The country is embroiled in debates over economic issues, and 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 arguments do unionists use to rebut the argument that so-called

"right to work" laws are needed to improve the business climate?  Do prevailing wage laws hurt or help workers?  Should

private sector workers welcome legislation to cut or eliminate public sector workers' pensions?  How does increasing

globalization impact these economic questions?  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate

in Labor Studies.  For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education".  Each class is $150 for single or $100 for 2 students or more - call 217-333.0980.

 

 

February 17, 2018
Labor and Employment Law

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

The Rice Building, Suite #110, 815 W. VanBuren, Chicago, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - 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.  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate in Labor Studies. 

For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education". Each class is $150 for single or $100

for 2 students or more - call 312-996-2627.

March 10, 2018
Joining the Debate Over the Economy

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

The Rice Building, Suite #110, 815 W. VanBuren, Chicago, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - The country is embroiled in debates over economic issues, and 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 arguments do unionists use to rebut the argument that so-called

"right to work" laws are needed to improve the business climate?  Do prevailing wage laws hurt or help workers?  Should

private sector workers welcome legislation to cut or eliminate public sector workers' pensions?  How does increasing

globalization impact these economic questions?  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate

in Labor Studies.  For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education". Each class is $150 for

single or $100 for 2 students or more - call 312-996-2627.

 

March 17, 2018
Internal Organizing

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

Employment Relations Building, Basement Room 35, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - This 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.  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate in Labor Studies. 

For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education".  Each class is $150 for single or $100

for 2 students or more - call 217-333.0980.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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