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2008 Latina/o Workers Leadership Institute

April 17-20, 2008     (PAST EVENT)
Somerset Inn / Troy, Michigan
Registration fee: $450 (Tuition: $400, Meals: $50)

Workshops
02  Basic Union Skills: No Skills, No Voice
Experienced instructors will help you understand the basics of parliamentary procedure and the difference between a grievance and a complaint. You will learn how to conduct union business more effectively and become a more active participant. This is a great class for first-timers or experienced activists who want to refresh their skills.


03  Save the Middle Class: No



04  Collective Bargaining: Your World, Your Union, Your Rights!
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.


05  Latina/o Culture & History
Look into the roots of one of the most dynamic groups in today's organized labor. This workshop covers the historic background of Latinas/os in unions as well as the strengths in organizing and political power that the Latina/o population possesses.


06  Emergency Preparedness



1A  Youth & Unions 1A (ages 8-12)
This popular workshop gives young people an introduction to the importance of unions and the historic contributions that Latina/o workers bring into the US Labor Movement. The workshop begins Friday evening and concludes Saturday at 4:30 pm. Cost is $50 per student; each family's additional child is at a discounted rate of $30 each. This fee covers the workshop, Saturday lunch, & Sunday breakfast.


1B  Youth & Unions 1B (ages 13-18)

This popular workshop gives young people an introduction to the importance of unions and the historic contributions that Latina/o workers bring into the US Labor Movement. The workshop begins Friday evening and concludes Saturday at 4:30 pm. Cost is $50 per student; each family's additional child is at a discounted rate of $30 each. This fee covers the workshop, Saturday lunch, & Sunday breakfast.

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