Trainings

Wednesday 5/12 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/

Sign Up for the 12pm Session
Sign Up for the 5:30pm Session

Tuesday 5/25/2021 6pm-7:00pm: Virtual MAT Teams
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This webinar provides AFSCME members with essential tools to build and strengthen your Member Action Team (MAT) including remote strategies for crisis response during COVID-19 and beyond. Participants will identify the functions and value of a MAT network, gain tools to identify and recruit members and activate your MAT structure, as well as access up-to-date COVID-19 resources to share with members.

Thursday 6/3/2021 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 6/9/2021 12pm-1pm, 6pm-7pm: Bully Bosses & Harassment in the Workplace
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REGISTER HERE (6pm)


Have you ever had to deal with a bully boss or been a target of harassment in the workplace?  Join this training to learn about how to use your contract and labor laws to protect you.  We’ll also talk about creative ways to hold bully bosses accountable and what your rights are in the workplace.

Thursday 6/10/2021 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

Thursday 6/17/2021 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

Thursday 6/24 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/

Sign Up for the 12pm Session
Sign Up for the 5:30pm Session

Thursday 6/24/2021 6pm-7pm: Knowing Your Contract
REGISTER HERE

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

Tuesday 6/29/2021 12-1pm: Labor/Management Committees
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This training is for all members and stewards interested in learning more about how labor-management committees function and what types of workplace issues they can address.

Tuesday 6/29/2021 6-7pm: Studen Loan Forgiveness Clinic
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Do you have Federal Student loans? Join us for a student debt relief workshop and learn how to get on track to eliminate your student debt.

Tuesday 9/14/2021 6pm-7:30pm: Introductory Steward Training
REGISTER HERE

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/

Sign Up for the 12pm Session
Sign Up for the 5:30pm Session

Tuesday 9/21/2021 6pm-7pm: Investigatory Meetings
REGISTER HERE

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
REGISTER HERE

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

Tuesday 10/5/2021 6pm-7pm: Knowing Your Contract
REGISTER HERE

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
REGISTER HERE

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
REGISTER HERE

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
REGISTER HERE

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
REGISTER HERE

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