2009 Black Men in Unions Institute

February 12 - 15, 2009     (PAST EVENT)
Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest / Ypsilanti, Michigan
Registration fee: $450 (Tuition: $400, Meals: $50)

Workshops
02  Basic Union Skills
Instructors: 
Mark Phillips,AFSCME,City of Detroit (Retired)
Walter Robinson Jr., UAW Local 900
Facilitator: 
Rodney Mauldin, UAW Local 1248
Experienced instructors help you understand the
difference between a grievance and a complaint.


03  Civil & Human Rights
Instructors: 
Thandabantu Iverson, Indiana University
Dennis Serrette, CWA International
Facilitator: 
Donald Ramirez, UAW Local 889
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--CANCELED
Instructors: 
John Cunningham, UAW Region1
Larry Nash,Wayne County
Facilitator: 
Richard Green, UAW Local 1700
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
Instructors: 
Harvey Hawkins Jr., UAW Local 1248
Greg Wynn, CWA Local 4100
Facilitator: 
Antwuan Riley, UAW Local 892



06  Leadership Training
Instructors: 
Elise Bryant, National Labor College
Sam Kirkland, UAW Local 653 (Retired)
Facilitator: 
Corey Jones, UAW Local 1753
Join this workshop that teaches how to climb the steps necessary for your rise within your organization. Learn to strategize and develop a road to success while minimizing the obstacles you may encounter.


07  Organizing
Instructors: 
Shannon Kirkland, CWA District 4
Ron Reese, UAW Local 730
Facilitator: 
Joe Weeks III, UAW Region 1A
Learn how to mobilize your current membership into a cooperative, cohesive, and active unit. Share examples of tactics that have worked at your local. Help spread the word on the importance of organizing.


08  Male & Female Relationships--FULL
Instructors: 
Michael Cross, Workforce, Inc.
Sandy Smith, UAW Local 2145
Facilitator: 
Michael Alexander, UAW Local 12
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--CANCELED
Instructors: 
Charles Boulton, UAW Local 1264
Frank Rowser Jr., UAW Local 909
Facilitator: 
Eric Morrison, UAW Local 900
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: 
Damon Sykes, NALC Branch #1
Gordon Patton, UAW Local 3000
Facilitator: 
Mack Clay, UAW Local 600
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, UAW Local 600 (Retired)
Bob Cunningham, UAW Local 900 (Retired)
Facilitator: 
Mel Brabson, AFSCME Local 542
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: 
Ed McNeil, AFSCME Council 25
Billy Bradshaw, UAW Region 1C (Retired)
Facilitator: 
Anton Conerly, UAW Local 1248
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--CANCELED
Instructors: 
Johnny Leonard, UAW Local 1248
Troy Hynson, UAW Local 228
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 Financially FIT: Financial Investment Training
Instructors: 
Jerome Head, UAW Local 3000
Duane Gibson, UAW Local 163



15  Sounds & Songs of Labor--CANCELED
Instructors: 
Billy Davis Jr.,UAWLocal 167 (Retired)
Lynn Marie Smith, AFT Michigan
Facilitator: 
Nicole Charles, PHILAPOSH
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 effect of music and song on the world of work.


1A  Youth & Unions (ages 8-12; $50 Saturday-only workshop)
Instructors: 
Lisa Morris, UAW Local 1781, BCBSM
Sheila Windom, UAW Local 1781, BCBSM
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 (ages 13-18; $50 Saturday-only workshop)
Instructors: 
Donna L. Johnson
Kenyatta Douglas, UAW Local 182
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 Sunday breakfast.

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