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Training

The Research & Education Department offers comprehensive training to APWU activists on a wide array of topics, dedicated to providing union officers and stewards with the skills they need to enforce the Collective Bargaining Agreement, motivate union members, and keep members informed about important issues and activities.

The Research & Education Department provides Basic Arbitration Advocacy training to APWU arbitration advocates. These classes, which focus on the final step of the grievance-arbitration process, provide an in-depth look at case preparation. (Warning: These classes are not for the faint-hearted!)

Research & Education Department also offers Union Administration, a training program for local and state top executive officers (presidents, executive vice presidents, and secretary-treasurers) to give them an overview of the necessary ingredients needed to run an efficient and productive union.

In conjunction with APWU national conventions, the Research & Education Department offers instructional Workshops on a host of subjects. Contact the department to receive copies of the training material.

 

 

News: Training

APWU Web News Article 85-2018

Upcoming

POWER Educational Conferences

09/06/2018 - APWU POWER Southern Region

The APWU POWER Southern Region Educational Conference will be held on Monday, October 15 to Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The deadline to register is Monday, October 1, 2018. It will be held at the IP Casino and Resort, 850 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, MS. For more information and to register, click here. 

APWU POWER Eastern/Northeast Region

The APWU POWER Eastern/Northeast Region Educational Conference will be held on Thursday, November 1 to Friday, November 2, 2018. The deadline to register is Friday, September 21, 2018. It will be held at the Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel, located on the Boardwalk, 1416 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information and to register, click here

APWU Web News Article 69-2018

Two New Pre-Convention Workshops Added

07/05/2018 - The Research & Education Department sponsor's the APWU’s 16th Educational Conference, a National Convention event that provides union members with a wealth of information to take home to their local and state organizations. Recently, they have added two additional workshops to the 2018 pre-convention training!

1. New APWU SEARCH Interface Training Arbitration Advocates should attend this training. The new webbased database is designed to be used by arbitration advocates to simplify searches for arbitration awards and decisions. The company that maintains APWU SEARCH database has developed this new design to enable the system to function more efficiently. The training will include how the new interface works, how to conduct searches using the multiple-tab feature, and methods to narrow searches.  (10 am-1 pm)

2. “The APWU Health Plan" as an Organizing Tool - Teaches techniques and strategies for signing up non-members utilizing the APWU Health Plan and other benefit programs that are reserved for members. Explores ways to get members, who have quit, to rejoin the union. (10 am-1 pm)

APWU Web News Article 30-2018

Arbitration Advocacy Training Kicks Off

Sunday, June 3, 2018

03/22/2018 - The APWU Arbitration Advocacy Training program will be Sunday, June 3 - Sunday, June 10. It is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the techniques needed to effectively prepare a case for arbitration. Participants should plan to arrive at the hotel, Hilton Hotel & Meeting Center, 100 W Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91202, on Sunday, June 3 because classes start promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning. A graduation dinner will be held on Saturday evening. No classes will be held on Sunday, June 10. The curriculum includes: Introduction to Arbitration; Preparing the Case; Identifying and Framing Issues; Threshold Issues; Exhibits and Stipulations; Opening and Closing Statements; Rules of Evidence; Objections, and Direct and Cross Examinations.

Union Administration Training

05/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

By Research & Education Director Joyce Robinson

The Research and Education Department developed a training program entitled “Union Administration,” and will conduct several training programs in 2017.

APWU Web News Article 22-2017

Union Administration Trainings Scheduled

Eastern & Northeast Regions (May 20-26) - Central & Western Regions (July 16-22)

03/23/2017 - Eastern & Northeast Regions

Union Administration Training for the Eastern & Northeast Regions will take place from May 20 through May 26, 2017 at the Maritime Institute Hotel & Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, MD.

Central & Western Regions

Union Administration Training for the Central & Western Regions will take place from July 16 through July 22, 2017 at the Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel in Southfield, MI.

Click here for all the details and for a registration form.

APWU Web News Article 125-2016

‘Graduates’ Complete Union Administration Training

06/17/2016 -

The “graduating class” of the APWU’s Union Administration Training,
with Research and Education Director Joyce Robinson (center). 

From May 23-27, local and state presidents, executive vice presidents and secretary-treasurers attended sessions, including, Duties of Election Committees; Filing and Defending a Charge With the National Labor Relations Board; Getting out the Union’s Message; Monitoring Dues Check Off (DCO); and Understanding Diversity. 

Attend a Pre-Convention Workshop

03/01/2016 - The Research & Education Department will sponsor the APWU’s 15th Educational Conference, a National Convention event that provides union members with a wealth of information to take home to their locals and state organizations.

Twenty-nine workshops will be offered on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, the day prior to the craft meetings, at the Swan & Dolphin Hotels.

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