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6 hours
Bargaining Program
In this workshop, the local executive:
• analyzes their contract and identifies gaps;
• learns about the Collective Agreement Information System (CAIS) and the importance of using clear language.

NOTE: This workshop is for the local executive.
9 hours
Bargaining Program
This workshop gives bargaining committee members the training they need, when they need it, so they can get the best deal possible for their members. It is delivered by the national servicing rep and happens in stages throughout negotiations. The workshop explores how to work effectively in caucus, as well as at the bargaining table.

NOTE: This workshop is for bargaining committee members.
1 week
Bargaining Program
This workshop uses an intensive roleplay to help union activists develop the skills they need to build and maintain solidarity throughout the bargaining process. Discussions include analyzing internal and external forces that influence collective bargaining, identifying effective strategies and tactics for engaging members, and thinking about ways to reach marginalized members.

NOTE: This workshop is for activists who want to learn how to use collective bargaining to build union power. This is not a “learn how to bargain” workshop.
3 hours
Bargaining Program
This module can be added to other parts of the Bargaining Education Program. It covers the legal framework for collective bargaining and where we get our power as a union.
6 hours
Bargaining Program
In this workshop, members of local Mobilization Committees look at effective ways to engage members before bargaining begins, and throughout the bargaining process.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Mobilization Committee.
3 hours
Bargaining Program
Bargaining notes are critical – during bargaining and when new language is being implemented after bargaining has ended. Learn how to read the room, understand body language, take good notes, and store notes after bargaining.

NOTE: This workshop is for bargaining committee members.
3 hours
Bargaining Program
In this workshop, picket captains learn about:
• the issues in dispute;
• the strike plan;
• their responsibilities;
• how to manage situations that might come up on the picket line.

NOTE: This workshop is for picket captains.
9 hours
Bargaining Program
To be effective, a strike needs to be well organized. This workshop covers the four pillars of a well run strike: administration, finance/strike pay, communications and picket schedules.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Strike Committee.
1 day
Bargaining Program
In this workshop, the local executive:
• analyzes the internal and external factors that impact bargaining;
• sets goals for bargaining;
• prepares a work plan to steer them through the bargaining process.

NOTE: This workshop is for the local executive.
3 hours
Bargaining Program
In this workshop, participants learn:
• how to develop and use a bargaining survey in a way that is effective and strategic;
• how to word questions clearly;
• effective ways to circulate a survey and collect and analyze results;
• how to use a survey to develop proposals;
• how to use survey results to support the union’s arguments at the bargaining table.

NOTE: This workshop is for the local executive or bargaining committee (whoever handles the bargaining survey).

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