2007 Winter Leadership Institute

2007 Winter Leadership Institute

January 26 & 27, 2007 (PAST EVENT)

Marriott at Eagle Crest Hotel / Ypsilanti, Michigan

Registration fee: $380 (Tuition: $340, Meals: $40)


01 Basic Stewards' & Committeepersons' Training


Maurice "Skip" Turner, UM Labor Studies Center, ILIR

If you are a first-term steward or committeeperson, or if you are considering running for a grievance handling position, this is the workshop for you. Topics include investigating grievances, writing good fact sheets, and dealing with members and management.

02 Think to Win: Final & Binding


Jim Coakley, UAW International Rep

This workshop includes all the elements of arbitrating a case (the last step of the grievance procedure): selection of the arbitrator, putting the case together; proving the union's position, witness preparation; and arbitration format.

03 Fighting Contracting Out


Roland Zullo, UM Labor Studies Center, ILIR

Workshop participants are introduced to a process for challenging the argument that contracting out results in cost savings and better quality products. Theory and legal issues are covered, in addition to a step-by-step method for analyzing product costs and preparing a union counterproposal.

04 Union Executive Officer Training


Bob Bowen, UAW Local 849 (Retired)

Jim Pedersen, UAW Region 1A

Acquire an in-depth working knowledge of the administration of a local union from experienced union leaders: Do's and Don'ts for Executive Board Members, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Financial Secretaries, Trustees, and other elected positions.

05 Show Me the Money: Financial & Retirement Planning


Sherry McNee, Cardinal Rule, LLC

You are never to old to learn or too young to plan your future. Learn what you can expect from Social Security when you retire, how pension plans work, and when and how to invest your money.

06 Young Worker Communication & Leadership Training


Nicole Charles, UAW Local 845

Tammy Jackson, UAW Local 845

Reveal your unique leadership ability. Whether you are chairing a committee meeting or leading a march, preparation and planning are key elements of success. Learn how to get your message across and overcome the stumbling blocks of stepping up. If not you, who? If not now, when?