Cindi Trettel & Elizabeth Duscher, Little Falls
Erika Todd, Sleepy Eye
The recent Core Training Building Our Base focused on the nuts and bolts of unions in the workplace: resolving disputes, grievance handling, bargaining strategies and mobilizing around negotiations. This workshop tackled basic issues faced by unit leaders and members, such as:
What are my legal rights & responsibilities?
What's the difference between a grievance and a gripe?
Has "just cause" been met for discipline?
How are negotiation proposals developed?
What constitutes a "past practice"?
We hope this workshop served as a good introduction for our first-timers or a good refresher for our more "seasoned" members. A big thanks to those who gave up a little of their time to join us in Bemidji or Mankato. And we look forward to seeing more new faces next year!
|Bemidji members: Jodi Philpot, Gena Whiteford, Barb Stillday (Red Lake), Linda Pederson & Cheri Tvedt|
"I was unaware of what the union can do for its members, so I found it all
very helpful and informative!"
"I like hearing about other districts and meeting new people....and I enjoy
learning how to make us more united."
MSEA Members at the 2014 Mankato Core Training