SIGN UP FOR NEWS GUILD TRAINING SESSIONS!
MORE MEMBERS WITH MORE KNOWLEDGE MAKES OUR UNION STRONGER!
Every Chicago Guild is invited to sign up! Click on the links to sign up today!
CONTRACT CAMPAIGNS WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bring your team together— folks who want to be at the table, folks who want to research, folks who want to fire up the shop— for this 90-minute session that will help you build a campaign to WIN the contract you want.
Don’t think you know enough to be a steward? How do you think stewards got to know stuff? Stewards are knowledgeable communicators who bring their co-workers together to act and make our jobs better. Free up two hours every other TUESDAY and learn the ways of the steward.
MODULE 1: STEWARD BASICS
5-7 p.m. Tuesday April 5
What is the role of the steward, and can you do the job? (Spoiler: You can!) Check out this first session for an overview that will leave you hungry to learn more.
MODULE 2: A WORKPLACE ORGANIZER
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19
Organizations gotta be organized! Learn how to build teams in your shop and visualize the power structures in your workplace and beyond.
MODULE 3: A COMMUNICATOR AND EDUCATOR
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3
Communication and culture are essential! Learn how to have conversations that allow you to learn from, teach, and motivate your co-workers.
MODULE 4: A PROBLEM SOLVER
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17
When there are problems in your shop, rally your co-workers together to solve them! Learn how to plan and evaluate effective, collective action
MODULE 5: A UNION REPRESENTATIVE
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31
Know your rights under the law and under your contract, and role-play grievance and disciplinary meetings with the boss.
MODULE 6: ANTI-HARASSMENT
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14
Be prepared and learn how to respond to harassment in the workplace, and union.
MONDAY NIGHTS WITH LABOR NOTES
Labor Notes, a progressive labor organization that runs some of the best workshops around, will be offering its “Secrets of a Successful Organizer” series to TNG members. Check out this list of awesome topics, and please note that TNG will refund the $15 registration fee— reimbursement info will be provided by TNG at the session.
PART ONE: BEATING APATHY
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 4
PART TWO: ASSEMBLING YOUR DREAM TEAM
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mon. April 11
PART THREE: TURNING AN ISSUE INTO A CAMPAIGN
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Monday, April 18
Looking for more training opportunities? Check out the TNG Calendar for updates on workshops and events coming soon!