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2007 Black Men in Unions Institute

2007 Black Men in Unions Institute
February 15 - 18, 2007     (PAST EVENT)
Hyatt Regency Hotel / Dearborn, Michigan
Registration fee: $450 (Tuition: $400, Meals: $50)

Workshops
01A  Youth & Unions (Ages 8-12)
Instructors: 
Donna L. Johnson, UAW Local 892
Eric Morrison, UAW Local 723
Calling all brothers and sisters from 8 to 18! This workshop increases your understanding of the changing world of work and what trade unionism can do for you. Friday evening and Saturday only. $50.00 per student covers tuition, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast. (Does NOT include Saturday evening meal; cost for that is $30 each youth dinner ticket.)

01B  Youth & Unions (Ages 13-18)
Instructors: 
Nicole Charles, UAW Local 245
Antwuan Riley, UAW Local 892
Calling all brothers and sisters from 8 to 18! This workshop increases your understanding of the changing world of work and what trade unionism can do for you. Friday evening and Saturday only. $50.00 per student covers tuition, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast. (Does NOT include Saturday evening meal; cost for that is $30 each youth dinner ticket.)

02  Basic Union Skills
Instructors: 
Mark Phillips
Walter Robinson Jr.
Facilitator: 
Darren Boynton
Experienced instructors help you understand the difference between a grievance and a complaint. You

03  Organizing--Union in the Community
Instructors: 
Shannon Kirkland
Oten Wyatt
Facilitator: 
Quentin Earl
Learn how to mobilize your current membership into a cooperative, cohesive and active unit. Help spread the word on the importance of organizing and find out how to become a leader in your government, community, and union office.

04  Labor Culture, Theater & Song
Instructors: 
Billy Davis Jr.
Marilyn Coulter
Facilitator: 
Greg Parks
Historically, music and song have been an integral part of our lives. Faith has sustained us throughout our earthly existence and now we will explore the effects of workers' faith and culture, theater and music on the world of work.

05  Parliamentary Procedure
Instructors: 
Mark Patterson
TBA
Facilitator: 
Phil Hollifield
Point of Order?! Privileged Motion?! Do you find Robert

06  Union Journalism & Communications
Instructors: 
John Cunningham
TBA
Facilitator: 
Erik Law
Discover how to write and edit articles for union publications, press releases, and business letters. Explore combining art and the written word to create appealing flyers for distribution.

07  Globalization, Economics & Collective Bargaining
Instructors: 
Thandabantu Iverson
Ed McNeil
Facilitator: 
Charles Boulton
Discuss the economics of globalization and its effect on the collective bargaining process. Review the global factors that influence supply and demand, and discover the internal and external factors that contribute to the negotiating climate.

08  Male & Female Relationships
Instructors: 
Michael Cross
Donna Johnson
Facilitator: 
Edwin Garey
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  Campaigning, Getting & Staying Elected
Instructors: 
Tony Totty
A.D. Thomas
Facilitator: 
Will Childers Jr.
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  Grievance Handling
Instructors: 
Greg Wynn
Harvey Hawkins Jr.
Facilitator: 
Ron Reese
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.

11  African-Americans in Labor History
Instructors: 
General Baker
Michael Baker
Facilitator: 
Tracey Rhodes
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
Instructors: 
Johnny Leonard
Gerald Kariem
Facilitator: 
Troy Hynson
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
Instructors: 
Carlos Johnson
Jerome Head
Facilitator: 
Eric Morrison
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  Financial Transitions
Instructors: 
Gordon Patton
TBA
Facilitator: 
Mark Sampson
Learn how to get out of a financial rut. Make the transition from being just an employee to a savvy investor and saver. Learn the boundaries of institutional poverty; break through and change your family's future.

15  Leadership Training
Instructors: 
Mike Leslie
Bob Cunningham
Facilitator: 
Anton Conerly
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.

16  Black Men in Unions Academy (Feb 14-Feb 18; cost $550)
Instructors: 
Elise Bryant, National Labor College
Sam Kirkland, UAW Local 653
Facilitator: 
Winston Williams Jr., UAW Local 652
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.

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