Local Chairmen urged to register soon for 2001 workshops

The BLE Education & Training Department will conduct two local chairman workshops in 2001, and chairmen are urged to register soon because space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A total of 30 slots (out of a possible 50) are available at this time, 15 per workshop. The first is February 4-9 and the second is May 20-25, 2001. Both will take place on the campus of the George Meany Center in Silver Spring, Md.

Local chairmen will be given in-depth training on representing members, enforcing contracts, exercising leadership and building member support.

The course will include BLE organizational structure and functions, representing members at disciplinary and decertification hearings, union leadership skills, claim and grievance handling, and writing skills. A highlight of the seminars will come when attendees participate in hands-on simulated disciplinary hearings.

Room and board is $125 per person daily for a single room; $95 per person daily for a double room. The charge includes all meals. Spouses are charged $65 daily, including meals. All other costs at the Center are paid by the International, including a graduation banquet and ceremony. After they register, participants will be sent a packet from the Meany Center with instructions and directions to the campus.

To register, contact Barbara Kara at (216) 241-2630, ext. 238, or e-mail: kara@ble.org.


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