Week ending September 16, 2022
Welcome to This Week in Labor Education!
The purpose of this newsletter is to provide education, information, and resources to members on labor issues and labor education trainings/workshops offered by the Education and Training Department. If you haven’t subscribed, but would like to receive this publication directly to your inbox, please click here to subscribe.
Upcoming representation and union-building webinars
The Education and Training Department staff continues to provide opportunities for members to gain and enhance their skills through our online trainings. These trainings are open to members in all Regions. Workshop descriptions and registration for all current offerings are available online on our website.
Participants must use their own time or have approved release time to attend trainings if attending during their normal work hours. Grievance Representation Training and Representing Members in Discipline and Interrogation Training are both required for all officers as per the CSEA Constitutions.
Here are our upcoming offerings:
- September 19 & 20** – Representing Members in Discipline and Interrogations – 6 to 8 pm – Virtual.
- September 20 & 21** – Contract Negotiations Strategies: Maximizing Our Leverage – 10 am to 12 pm – Virtual.
- September 20 – Conducting Successful Meetings – 2 to 4 pm – Virtual.
- September 20 – Private Sector Discipline: Representing Members in Interrogations – 6 to 9 pm – Canton Satellite Office.
- September 21 – How to Conduct a New Member Orientation – 6 to 8 pm – Virtual.
- September 21 – An Overview of the Family Medical Leave Act – 6 to 8 pm – Virtual.
- September 22 – Grievance Representation Recertification – 6 to 8 pm – Virtual.
- September 24 – Steward – 9 am to 3:30 pm – Western Region Office.
- September 27 – Representing Members in Discipline and Interrogations Recertification – 1 to 3 pm – Virtual.
- September 27 & 28** – Steward – 6 to 9 pm – Southern Region Office.
- September 27 & 28** – Grievance Representation – 6 to 9pm – Clinton County Local 884.
- September 28 & 29** – Grievance Representation – 10 am to 12 pm – Virtual.
- September 28 & 29** – State Government: Representing Members in Discipline and Interrogation – 6 to 8 pm – Virtual.
- September 28 & 29** – Representing Members in Discipline and Interrogations – 6 to 9 pm – Central Region Office.
**Must attend both days
Activist Word of the Week
Labor Class – Civil service positions involving unskilled or manual labor for which there are no minimum qualifications, but applicants may be required to demonstrate their ability to do the job.
This Week in Labor History
On September 10, 1897, in Lattimer, Pennsylvania, approximately 300-400, mostly immigrant coal miners organized a peaceful march to show support of the newly formed UMWA (United Mine Workers of America). They also wanted to bring about change within the Calvin Pardee Company mine operations.
The miners marched in support of a reduced work week, better wages, end to the three cent per day tax levy, better working conditions (3 men died every 2 days) and unpaid overtime. They wanted to end having to reside in company owned homes, purchase basic living and work materials from the company store often with a 300% markup. This was farm more than what the Calvin Pardee Company paid for it.
The strike ended in 19 miners killed, 38 wounded and no one being held accountable for the shooting of these unarmed miners who marched only with the American flag. In 1972, 75 years later a memorial was built to pay tribute to these miners.
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