Grievance Arbitration

About The Course 

Embark on a transformative six-week workshop that delves into the intricate realm of grievance training, arbitration processes, and the evolution of employee rights at the local level. This comprehensive program offers participants a deep understanding of grievance machinery, procedural nuances, various types of grievances, and effective methods for reaching agreements. Explore the foundational principles surrounding the union's duty of fair representation, the definition of Weingarten rights, and the intricate workings of arbitration at the local level. Engage in interactive exercises that illuminate these complex concepts through a real case study analysis and enriching open Q&A discussions.

About Your Instructor

Greg Drudi, a third-generation trade unionist and skilled trades journeyman pipefitter with a master's degree from Wayne State University, holds a position as an instructor at the University of Michigan's Center for Labor and Community Studies. His significant experience in the union movement and leadership roles within the UAW International Union have established him as a respected authority in the field. Drudi has been a strong advocate for local union members within various sectors, including Ford, Visteon, ACH, Chrysler, IPS, and TOP.

Class Details


Enrollment is $350. Please note, your registration for this course will not be considered complete until we receive your enrollment payment for this course. This course is TAP eligible. Those without tuition assistance programs may be eligible for a scholarship.

For inquiries about financial assistance for this course, please contact Tracey Dye at OR Michelle Facteau at


This course is offered in-person only and will be held at Fairlane Center North at the University of Michigan - Dearborn campus 


OCT 2, 2024 


Oct 9, 2024 

Class Dates

October 9 | Wednesday, 6 PM - 8 PM

October 16| Wednesday, 6 PM - 8 PM

October 23 | Wednesday, 6 PM - 8 PM

October 30| Wednesday, 6 PM - 8 PM

November 6| Wednesday, 6 PM - 8 PM

November 13 | Wednesday, 6 PM -8 PM 

About Short Courses at CLCS

General  Information

Short courses meet once a week for six weeks, with each class being 2-4 hours depending on your course. These courses are a great way to get in-depth knowledge on a specific topic. They're usually taught in-person or hybrid with a limited number of slots, so make sure to register early. 

Tuition Payments

To fully complete your registration, you must send your payment to UM-D CLCS, 257 Fairlane Center North, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126.  If using tuition assistance (TAP), you need to apply for the tuition fee, then once you receive your approved voucher, sign and date it, and email/scan to, fax it to 313.583.6430, or mail it to UM-D CLCS (257 Fairlane Center North, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126). See our tutorial on applying for TAP assistance here.

No-Show or Late Cancellation Policy

No-shows or late cancellations pay full price with no refunds after last date to withdraw at no cost.