2015 BLACK MEN IN UNIONS INSTITUTE

FEBRUARY 19-22, 2015     (PAST EVENT)
FAIRLANE CTR NORTH / DEARBORN, MI
Registration fee: $435 (Tuition: $375, Meals: $60)

Workshops
01A  Youth & Unions (8-12)
Calling all brothers and sisters from 8 to 18! This workshop increases understanding of the changing world of work and what trade unionism can do for you. Saturday workshop, $50.00 per student covers tuition, Saturday breakfast, lunch and breaks.
 
01B  Youth & Unions (13-18)
Calling all brothers and sisters from 8 to 18! This workshop increases understanding of the changing world of work and what trade unionism can do for you. Saturday workshop, $50.00 per student covers tuition, Saturday breakfast, lunch and breaks.
 
02  BASIC UNION SKILLS
How unions work and what we need to know to be effective members.
 
03  ADVANCED LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
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.
 
04  FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
The ins and outs of using the Family Medical Leave Act in your workplace. Got questions? This workshop can answer them.
 
05  MALE-FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS
Together we will learn how the roots of our Africanancestry can help our understanding of who we are asbrothers and sisters, men and women, joined in thecommon struggle of overcoming the double legacy ofracism and sexism in America.

06  AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN LABOR HISTORY
Join us in celebrating the work and memory ofour heroes from the past and trailblazers of today.Examine our history to strengthen our work now andin the future.
 
07  PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
Point of order?! Privileged Motion?! Do the Roberts Rules of Order confuse you. Come learn and practice how to run an effective meeting and have your voice heard.

08  TODAYS LABOR MOVEMENT
By understanding the challenges & opportunities today we can rebuild the labor movement. We will look at state-of-the-art strategies that you can take back to your local around membership engagement, coalition building, and political change.
 
09  CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS
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.
 
10  USING SOCIAL MEDIA EFFECTIVELY
Yes, you can understand and use social media to build membership unity. Workshop participants will create an actual conference newsletter that will go to everyone at the conference.
 
11  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
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.


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