2006 Black Men in Unions Institute

2006 Black Men in Unions Institute
February 23 - 26, 2006     (PAST EVENT)
Marriott Hotel (Renaissance Ctr) / Detroit, Michigan
Registration fee: $450 (Tuition: $400, Meals: $50)
02  Basic Union Skills
Mark Phillips, AFSCME Local 229 (Retired)
Walter Robinson Jr., UAW Local 900
Anton Conerly, UAW Local 1248
Experienced instructors help you understand the difference between a grievance and a complaint. You

03  Organizing
John Cunningham, UAW Local 212
Dennis Serrette, CWA International
Edwin Garey, UAW Local 686
Learn how to mobilize your current membership into a cooperative, cohesive and active unit. Help spread the word on the importance of organizing.
04  Sounds & Faith in Labor
William Davis Jr., UAW Local 167
Darryl Wakefield, UAW Local 594
Lavier Mayers, UAW Local 898
Historically, music and song have been an integral part of our lives. Even after we were bound for the New World, loaded on ships as cargo, low key humming could be heard by those on the top deck. Faith has sustained us throughout our earthly existence and now we will explore the effects of music, song, and faith on the world of work.

05  Parliamentary Procedure
Winston Williams Jr., UAW Local 652
Maurice Patterson, IAFF Local 102
Darrin Boynton, UAW Local 723
Point of Order?! Privileged Motion?! Do you find Robert
06  Bridging the Gap: Membership to Leadership
Duane Gibson, UAW Local 163
Rudy Patterson, UAW Local 467
Preston Harris III, UAW Local 849
Join this exciting new workshop that details how to climb the steps necessary for your rise within your organization. Learn to strategize and develop a road map to success while minimizing the obstacles you encounter.

07  Grievance Handling
Gerald Kariem, UAW International
Rudy Roberts, UAW International
Brien Martin, UAW Local 898
Become an effective grievance handler; learn all the steps of the grievance procedure and how to function as an agent for conflict resolution, and review your duties as an Educator, Organizer, Negotiator, and Counselor.

08  Male & Female Relationships
Michael Cross, Indiana NAACP
Erica Hill, UAW Region 1A
Hernando Johnson, UAW Local 659
Together we will learn how the roots of our African ancestry can help our understanding of who we are as brothers and sisters, men and women, joined in the common struggle of overcoming the double legacy of racism and sexism in America.

09  Getting & Staying Elected
Everett "Tony" Totty, UAW Local 1618
Paul Long, Greater Flint AFL-CIO
Curtis Flowers, UAW Local 2000
How to successfully run for office, and how to stay there! Learn campaign and public relations strategies and means of financing; also, discuss ethics and union policies on campaigning.

10  Collective Bargaining
Ed McNeil, AFSCME Council 25
Bob Cunningham, UAW Local 900 (Retired)
Richard Green, UAW Local 1700
Explore the negotiation process and how to build your package for negotiation, create a win-win situation, and conduct yourself as a negotiator. Learn internal and external factors that contribute to the negotiating climate.

11  African-Americans in Labor History
General Baker, UAW Local 600 (Retired)
Willie McKether, Wayne State University
Jimmy Haynes, Laborers' Local 435
Join us in celebrating the work and memory of our heroes from the past and trailblazers of today. Examine our history to strengthen our work now and in the future.

12  Dealing with Addiction
Mike Baker, UAW Local 889
Johny Leonard, UAW Local 1248
Harvey Hawkins, UAW Local 1248
There are many types of addiction. Attend this workshop and learn how to identify, prevent, or cope with addictions of all types: drugs, alcohol, gambling, tobacco, food, sex, shopping, or computers. Recognize the tell-tale signs of addiction and what to do about them.

13  Parenting & Youth Relations
Carlos Johnson, Image of Success
Jerome Head, UAW Local 3000
Frank Rowser, UAW Local 909
Does the gap between you and your children seem to get wider? Have your lines of communication been disconnected? Are you at your wits

14  Maximize your Wealth
Cliff Majors, UAW Local 14
Larry Nash, Wayne Co. Clerk's Office
Jeff Moore Jr., UAW Local 685
Get an introduction to the Federal Reserve System; learn how to improve your FICO score and clear up items on your credit report. Understand compound interest; learn how to invest in Real Estate, the Stock Market, and Currency Trading. Determine how sex affects your finances.

15  Cultural Diversity
John Sangster, UAW International
J.D. Gray, UAW International
A. D. Thomas, UAW Local 1155
Explore our changing roles as we work side by side to envision a world free of racism, sexism, classism, and ageism. The issues of discrimination, bigotry, and prejudice are examined in an atmosphere of solidarity.

16  Black Men in Unions Academy
Elise Bryant, National Labor College
Sam Kirkland, UAW Local 653
Shannon Kirkland, CWA International
A five-day intensive workshop for advanced leadership training. Enrollment is limited to 20 people who are experienced union activists and who have previously attended at least 2 Black Men in Unions Institutes. Please call 734.764.0492 or e-mail skimale@umich.edu for an application. $550 registration fee includes $50 for meals. Wednesday-Friday evening meal costs are not included.