UFCW Local 328 News

Attention Shop Stewards!

The Institute for Labor Studies & Research has scheduled its next Basic and Advanced Steward Training workshops.

Basic Steward Training
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Advanced Steward Training

Tuesday, April 28, 20155:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
 Location: 176 Mayfield Ave Cranston, RI 02920
Cost $20 pp
(No charge for RI AFL-CIO affiliated members)Registration deadline: Friday, April 17, 2015

Basic Steward Training

Learn the legal rights and responsibilities of union stewards in order to become a more effective advocate for your co-workers. This workshop, designed for both new and experienced stewards, covers topics such as the Duty of Fair Representation, advocacy and Weingarten rights, grievance handling, duty to bargain over unilateral changes in working conditions, and the personal elements of good stewardship.

Advanced Steward Training

This workshop goes into greater depth with respect to Collective Bargaining Agreement contract enforcement. From writing to processing a grievance, beginning at Step One through the arbitration process, the training includes grievance investigation process, preparation of witnesses, amendment procedures for the grievance and remedy, and preparations and conducting the arbitration process, as well as addressing grievances involving competing member interests. This training benefits stewards and union officials who are in any way involved in the grievance process.

If you are interested in attending, you must call the Institute at 401-463-9900 to sign up – deadline is April 17, 2015.

Learn more about the Institute for Labor Studies & Research by visiting their website, http://riilsr.org/.