Customized Labor-Management Training

The Labor Studies Center is a comprehensive labor and employment educational outreach center.  

We can work directly with organizations to customize and provide classes and short workshops on-site at your organization.  Please contact the Labor Studies Center for more information (313) 577-2191.

 

 

Leadership Series
  • Effective Leadership Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Strategic Planning
  • Building the Union
  • Member Mobilization
  • Leading A Diverse Organization
  • Rights and Roles of A Union Representative
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Public Speaking 101
  • Building Effective Teams

 

Grievance Handling Series
  • Steward's Training
  • Basic Grievance Handling
    • Identifying Grievances
    • Investigating Grievances
    • Grievance Writing and Presentation
    • Steward-Supervisor Grievance Resolution
    • Rights and Roles of Union Representatives
  • Advanced Grievance Handling
    • Discharge and Discipline
    • Understanding Just Cause
  • Winning Past Practice Grievances
  • Grievance Mediation
  • Arbitration Preparation
  • Arbitration Presentation

 

Interpersonal Skills Series
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • One-on-One Communication
  • Developing Your Message
  • Recruiting and Leading Volunteers
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Building Labor and Community Coalitions
  • Member Mobilization
  • Social Media Mobilization
  • Building Solidarity

 

Contract Negotiation Series
  • Intro to Collective Bargaining
  • Integrative and Distributive Bargaining
  • Preparing for Bargaining
  • Interest Based Bargaining

 

Legal Series
  • Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Public Sector Labor Law
  • Private Sector Labor Law
  • Understanding Concerted Activities
  • Unfair Labor Practices (ULP's)
  • Anti-Harassment and Discrimination
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Rights of the Union Representative
  • Civil Rights Law

 

Labor Movement Overview
  • What Unions Do
  • Unions 101
  • US Labor History
  • State of Labor
  • Economics for Workers
  • Power in Politics
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Building the Union
  • Labor and Civil Rights