Trainings

Training Schedule

  • All members will need to have an email address and access to Zoom through a computer or your phone.
  • Registration links for each training, please also provide a cell phone number and approve a text reminder.
  • Have an idea for a training? Let us know what you'd like us to cover in future trainings.

Monday, June 10, 2024, 6:00pm - 8:00pm: Reasonable Accommodations and the ADA Act

This training will focus on reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Participants will gain knowledge and tools used while assisting members who are navigating the requests for reasonable accommodations. Participants will also be provided information on local and regional ADA resources.

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Monday, July 1, 2024: New Presidents and Vice Presidents Training

This training is for newly elected Local Union Presidents and Vice Presidents, only. This training will help participants familiarize themselves with the duties and responsibilities of the office.

Noon Session

Evening Session

Monday, July 8, 2024: New Secretaries Training

This training is for newly elected secretaries only. This training will help participants familiarize themselves with the duties and responsibilities of the office.

Noon Session

Evening Session

Tuesday, July 9, 2024: New Chief Stewards Training

This training is for newly elected Chief Stewards only. This training will help participants familiarize themselves with the duties and responsibilities of the office.

Noon Session

Evening Session

Thursday, July 18, 2024: New Board Members Training

This training is for newly elected Board Members only. This training will help participants familiarize themselves with the duties and responsibilities of the office.

Noon Session

Evening Session

Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Introductory Steward Training

An introductory course for new stewards. Topics include knowing your contract, investigatory meetings, and filing grievances. After the training, we'll be checking in with participants to answer questions, and will provide a toolkit and other opportunities for follow-up training.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Knowing Your Contract Training

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

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Wednesday, September 24, 2024, 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Filing a Grievance Training

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

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Wednesday, October 2, 2024, 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Investigatory Meetings Training

This is a follow-up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training. In this next session, we will:

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

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Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 9:00am - 11:00am: Beyond Bias Training (IN-PERSON)

The past several years has sparked national mobilization and reckoning on racial equity. To that end, AFSCME adopted Resolutions recommitting itself to “confronting and taking active measures to address racism in our union and in America” and resolving to “examine our own institutions, procedures, and cultures to identify and address bias.” COURAGE to be Stronger is our union’s program to carry out this commitment.

As a result of this program, thousands of AFSCME staff and union members from across the country have been trained and equipped with strategies and resources to reduce and interrupt implicit bias, which we define as a preference for or prejudice against a person or a group of people.

AFSCME's Beyond Bias Training has three main objectives:

  • Increase awareness and understanding regarding the science of implicit bias
  • Share examples of how implicit bias shows up in daily life, including the workplace
  • Practice strategies for reducing and interrupting implicit bias

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Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Training

Participants will explore workplace protections, protected classes, and steps for filing discrimination complaints, in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and with Oregon's Bureau of Labor Industries (BOLI). This session will be offered as a hybrid model (In-person/ Zoom).

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Wednesday, October 16, 2024, 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Introductory Steward Training

An introductory course for new stewards. Topics include knowing your contract, investigatory meetings, and filing grievances. After the training, we'll be checking in with participants to answer questions, and will provide a toolkit and other opportunities for follow-up training.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2024, 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Knowing Your Contract Training

This is a follow-up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training. In this next session, we will cover: