2018 Spring Educational Program at Region 1

UAW Region 1 is offering six weeks of FREE educational workshops beginning Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  Participants will have a choice between morning (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) or evening (5 - 7 p.m.) workshops.  Each workshop is for six consecutive weeks.  Participants must attend five out of six training sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion.  The certificates will be handed out on the 6th week of class. 

TUESDAY CLASSES – Morning or Evening: (April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8) – CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 45 STUDENTS

Workshops being offered this season are: 

Grievance Handling:  This course teaches the skills needed to represent workers with grievances.  Topics include:  what is and is not a grievance, proper grievance investigation techniques and written grievance presentation skills. Prerequisites:  None

Collective Bargaining:  This course will instruct members on how to negotiate a contract.  The focus of this class includes proper bargaining table etiquette, preparing proposals, what information to request before bargaining and many more negotiating skills.   Prerequisites:  None

Union Structure and Protocol:  Participants will spend five weeks learning and discussing the protocols, “Do’s and Don’ts,” and basic UAW membership information.  This course is designed for all members who want a better understanding of how the UAW works.  It would be most valuable to the rank and file who are new to the UAW and its procedures.  This course will review such topics as the UAW’s hierarchy, how and where dues dollars are distributed, as well as other grass roots level information. Prerequisites:  None

All workshops will be held at Region 1.  The registration form is enclosed.  THE PRESIDENT OR FINANCIAL SECRETARY  MUST VERIFY THAT THE PARTICIPANT IS A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING.  The graduation ceremony will be on Tuesday, May 8th for ALL sessions.  All forms must be returned to UAW Region 1 no later than March 30, 2018.  Registration forms may be faxed to 586-427-7142 or sent by mail.  After the forms are submitted, the students should report to class at their selected times.  No confirmation letter will be sent

You can download the application form at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QHci4yiXOCXr7zua39oiqTzcu1pzge6s/view?usp=sharing