2008 Black Men in Unions Institute

2008 Black Men in Unions Institute
February 21-24, 2008     (PAST EVENT)
Ann Arbor Marriott at Ypsilanti / Ypsilanti, Michigan
Registration fee: $450 (Tuition: $400, Meals: $50)

Workshops
02  Basic Union Skills
Instructors: 
Instructors: Mark Phillips, AFSCME (Retired)
Walter Robinson Jr., UAW Local 900-WAP
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: Charles Boulton, UAW Local 1264
Experienced instructors help you understand the
difference between a grievance and a complaint. 


03  Human Rights & Cultural Diversity
Instructors: 
Instructors: Bob Cunningham, UAW Local 900 (Retired)
Brien Martin, UAW Local 898
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: Troy Hynson, UAW Local 228
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.


04  Labor Journalism
Instructors: 
Instructors: John Cunningham, UAW Region1
Rocky Love, UAW Local 730
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: Erik Law
Discover how to write and edit articles for union
publications, press releases, and letters. Explore
combining words and art to create appealing flyers.


05  Parliamentary Procedure
Instructor: 
Instructors: Maurice
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: Micheal Alexander, UAW Local 12



06  Step Up: Leadership Training
Instructors: 
Instructors: Elise Bryant, National Labor College
Sam Kirkland, UAW Local 653
Shannon Kirkland,CWA District 4
Join this workshop that teaches how to climb the steps
necessary for your rise within your organization. Learn
to strategize and develop a road may to success, while
minimizing the obstacles you may encounter.


07  Contract Interpretation & Labor Law
Instructors: 
Instructors: Dennis Serrette,CWA International
Billy Bradshaw, UAW Region 1C (Retired)
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: Ron Reese, UAW Local 730



08  Male & Female Relationships
Instructor: Michael Cross, Indiana NAACP
Facilitators: 
Facilitators: Tracey Dye, UAW Local 889
Warren Chupp, UAW Local 22
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
Instructors: 
Instructors: Paul Long Sr., Greater Flint AFL-CIO
Tony Totty, UAW Local 1618
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: Corey Jones, UAW Local 1753
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: 
Instructors: Gordon Patton, UAW Local 3000
Greg Wynn,CWA Local 4100
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: Preston L. Harris III, UAW Local 849
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: 
Instructors: General Baker, UAW Local 600 (Retired)
Thandabantu Iverson, Indiana University NW @ Gary
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: Gerald Williamson, UAW Local 892
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  Collective Bargaining
Instructors: 
Instructors: Ed McNeil, AFSCME Local 25
Damon Sykes, NALC Branch #1
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: Will Childers Jr., UAW Local 387
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.


13  Dealing with Addiction
Instructor: 
Instructors: Gerald Kariem, UAW Region1D:
Johnny Leonard, UAW Local 3000
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: James Bullock Jr., UAW Local 140
There are many types of addictions. 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 telltale
signs of addiction and what to do about them.


14  Get FIT: Financial Investment Training
Instructors: 
Instructors: Jerome Head, UAW Local 3000
Hernando Johnson, UAW Local 651
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: Larry Nash, UAW Local 600



15  Young Workers' Involvement
Instructor: 
Instructors: Antwuan Riley, UAW Local 89212/3/2007
Nate Greene, UAW Local 3000
Facilitator: 
Facilitator: Billy Davis Jr., UAWLocal 167
Come and learn what you need to know to become an
active young worker. Examine who


1A  Youth & Unions 1A (ages 8-12; Sat-only wksp $50)
Instructor: 
Instructors: Lisa Morris, UAW Local 1781:
Sheila Windom, UAW Local 1781
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 orientation and Saturday workshop. $50.00
per student covers tuition, Saturday lunch and breaks,
and Sunday breakfast.


1B  Youth & Unions 1B (ages 13-18; Sat-only wksp $50)
Instructors: 
1B Nicole Charles, UAW Local 845 (Retired)
Donna L. Johnson
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 orientation and Saturday workshop. $50.00
per student covers tuition, Saturday lunch and breaks,
and Sunday breakfast.

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