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New Labor School Programs Launching Soon! Contract Negotiations Will Be Next Focus

01.22.2021

To register, please send an email to Joe Twarog at jtwarog@mnarn.org and please indicate the bargaining unit where you work. The Zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the class.

A PDF detailing these programs is available here.

There will be a Zoom Labor School presentation offered for all MNA members on the following dates:

Feb. 3, Wednesday 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • Organizing model vs. Servicing Model Approaches
  • Bargaining calendar - Beginning the process
  • Legal notices and the legal basis for bargaining
  • Subjects of bargaining
  • Preparing for bargaining and the bargaining team
  • Contract Action Team


Feb. 10, Wednesday 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • Stages of negotiations
  • Contract surveys and formulating proposals
  • Priories, goals, and themes
  • Researching the employer and the union
  • Information requests
  • Decision making process
  • At the bargaining table


Feb. 17, Wednesday  6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • The Initial Session & Ground Rules
  • Presenting Initial Proposals
  • Roles and conduct at the table
  • Chief Negotiator
  • Proposal and Counter-Proposal Exchange
  • Contract Campaigns
  • Writing Contract Language


Feb. 24, Wednesday  6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • Role of the Caucus
  • Mediation
  • Bargaining Impasse
  • Contract Expiration and Extensions
  • Contract Costing
  • Selling the Contract
  • Committee Recommendation & Ratification
  • Strikes and Job Actions

To register, please send an email to Joe Twarog at jtwarog@mnarn.org and please indicate the bargaining unit where you work. The Zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the class.




 

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