Advanced Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation appears straightforward but presents many nuances when applied to specific cases. Students will progress to learn how to become a workers’ advocate for injured workers before the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and …

Preparing for Bargaining

What are the things your union needs to accomplish before you sit down to negotiate with your employer? This institute will guide you through the steps of preparing for collective bargaining in a way that …

Intro to Workers’ Compensation

Students will participate in a live presentation and discussion on the basics of the Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation law. This will include a brief discussion on recent changes and the application of COVID-19 as a compensable …

Essentials of Union Leadership

What should every union leader know in order to provide leadership today and guide your organization into the future? This institute will help you prepare for effective leadership, escape the “emergency of the day” routine …

Steward Training

This two-day steward training class will sharpen your skills and boost your effectiveness as a leader – enabling you to enforce your contract, represent your members, and build a more powerful organization in your workplace. …

Labor History through Film

Discussion led by: Professor David Nack Films to be screened include: The Bay View Massacre Fist Full of Lightening Can’t Take No More Eye of the Storm Divided We Fall (Wisconsin Uprising 2011 excerpted) Global …

Financial Officer Training | Jan 16–17

Designed specifically for union financial officers, including new treasurers, financial secretaries, trustees, and other union officers, this program covers regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor as well as recordkeeping best practices to help you …

Grievance Arbitration | Mar 16–19

Effectively resolving disputes—including utilizing the contractual grievance and arbitration process—is vital for union representatives, stewards, and members. In this class, participants will examine the tools and skills needed to investigate and resolve grievances in different …

Essentials of Leadership | Mar 30–Apr 1

How can you become a more effective leader for your organization? This educational program is applicable to leaders of any social justice, community-based, or nonprofit organization, and will involve real work (you will do actual …