Trainings

Saturday 9/4/2021 10am-1pm: Redistricting Training
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State legislative redistricting is happening this year and will impact who represents you and who controls the state budget. This process will determine the district lines for the next 10 years so engaging will be important for all Oregonians. Come learn about the history of redistricting, what it means for you, and how you can engage to advocate the best process possible.

Tuesday 9/14/2021 6pm-7:30pm: Introductory Steward Training
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An Introductory Course, for new Stewards, to knowing your contract, investigatory meetings, and filing grievances in 90 minutes. After the training, we'll be checking in with participants to answer questions, providing a toolkit, and providing opportunities for follow up training.

Wednesday 9/15 2021 12pm-12:45pm AND 5:30-6:15pm: AFSCME Free College

All Oregon AFSCME members and their families are eligible for free online courses and degrees through two accredited colleges. Courses are FREE-- this is not a reimbursement offer or scholarship competition. There is no out-of-pocket cost for you and your immediate family members, including grown children who no longer live with you.

Come to this 45-minute virtual workshop, hosted by AFSCME to learn more! We will walk you through all the basics of how the program works, how to sign up, and more. The workshop is open to you and any of your family members who want to learn more about the program. More info here: https://freecollege.afscme.org/

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Tuesday 9/21/2021 6pm-7pm: Investigatory Meetings
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This is a follow up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training. In this next session we will cover:

  • Review the role of a steward in investigatory meeting
  • Review Weingarten Rights/Garrity Rights
  • Best practices in an investigatory meeting and example meetings

Tuesday 9/28/2021 6pm-7pm: Filing a Grievance
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This is a follow-up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training. In this next session we will cover:

  • Deciding if you have a grievance
  • 5 Steps of grievance handling
  • Practice and gain skills in writing a grievance

Saturday 10/2/2021 9am-1pm: Financial Standards Training
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The AFSCME Financial Standards Code is a resource for those within AFSCME who oversee union finances—not only local secretary-treasurers, but officers, executive board members, trustees, and AFSCME members. This will be a 4-hour online training with AFSCME International staff experts as well as Council staff.

The Code is one of the most comprehensive sets of financial standards in the labor movement. It provides step-by-step procedures for maintaining financial records, preparing meaningful financial reports, makes recommendations regarding sound business procedures, clarifies the rules governing paying wages, reimbursing expenses, paying allowances, etc.

Tuesday 10/5/2021 6pm-7pm: Knowing Your Contract
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This is a follow-up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training. In this next session we will cover:

  • Contract language common terms and definitions
  • Getting more familiar with your contract
  • Contract interpretation

Wednesday 11/10/2021 6pm-7:30pm: Introductory Steward Training
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An Introductory Course, for new Stewards, to knowing your contract, investigatory meetings, and filing grievances in 90 minutes. After the training, we'll be checking in with participants to answer questions, providing a toolkit, and providing opportunities for follow up training.

Wednesday 11/17/2021 6pm-7pm: Investigatory Meetings
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This is a follow up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training. In this next session we will cover:

  • Review the role of a steward in investigatory meeting
  • Review Weingarten Rights/Garrity Rights
  • Best practices in an investigatory meeting and example meetings

Wednesday 11/24/2021 6pm-7pm: Filing a Grievance
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This is a follow up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training. In this next session we will cover:

  • Deciding if you have a grievance
  • 5 Steps of grievance handling
  • Practice and gain skills in writing a grievance

Wednesday 12/1/2021 6pm-7:30pm: Knowing Your Contract
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This is a follow up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training. In this next session we will cover:

  • Contract language common terms and definitions
  • Getting more familiar with your contract
  • Contract interpretation