Urbana campus events in the Chicago area

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • The Rice Building, Suite #110, 815 W. VanBuren, Chicago, Illinois 60607

    This class introduces the student to the process and content of collective bargaining. It addresses among other items the legal obligations to bargain, mandatory and permissible subjects of bargaining, types of bargaining relationships, styles of bargaining and takes the student thorough multiple stages of labor negotiations. The class also examines the critical informatio

    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Labor and Employment Relations Building, Basement room 35, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, Illinois 61820

    This class will provide interactive instruction on building an effective union media strategy. Topics include building your message; writing a press release; writing letters to the editor; how to talk to the press; and creative and impactful social media strategies. The emphasis of the course will be developing inclusive media messaging that amplifies union member’s storie

Monday, February 4, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room B / 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607

    Employers offering part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities for students and alumni in the creative fields such as art, design, museum work, theater, music, and other performing arts areas.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Labor and Employment Relations Building, Basement room 35, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, Illinois 61820

    The country is embroiled in debates over economic issues, and this class gives you the information you need to effectively enter these debates. Some topics to be discussed include: What is the response to the argument that raising the minimum wage will hurt workers by increasing inflation? What arguments do unionists use to rebut the argument that so-called “right to work”

Saturday, February 16, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • The Rice Building, Suite #110, 815 W. VanBuren, Chicago, Illinois 60607

    The class covers the basics of labor and employment laws that every union activist should know. The class reviews the laws, the agencies that administer the laws, and the effectiveness of the laws and their enforcement. The course covers both the National Labor Relations Act on union organizing, strikes, lockouts, and the rights of unionists to take on-the- job actions to

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • The Rice Building, Suite #110, 815 W. VanBuren, Chicago, Illinois 60607

    As the Great Recession continues, the country is embroiled in debates over economic issues. This class gives you the information you need to effectively enter these debates. Some topics to be discussed include: What is the response to the argument that raising the minimum wage will hurt workers by increasing inflation? What is the answer to the argument that free trade rai

Saturday, March 16, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Labor and Employment Relations Building, Basement room 35, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, Illinois 61820

    The class will discuss ways to educate, organize, and mobilize the members. We will review examples of how some locals have succeeded in transforming their unions. Topics include collective action around grievances; confronting and overcoming divisions such as over race, gender, or immigration status; responding to apathetic or anti-union members; organizing member-to-memb

Monday, April 8, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019