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2017-2018 Lehigh Valley Union Leadership Academy Curriculum

 

A Program of The Labor School at Penn State, the PA AFL-CIO, and the Lehigh Valley Labor Council

 

 

Course 1:   Unions for the 21st Century; What Every Union Activist Should Know  

 

      Class 1 – 09/28/17 - How did we get here?

      Class 2 – 10/05/17 – Current challenges facing the Labor Movement

      Class 3 – 10/12/17 – Engaging Young Workers

      Class 4 – 10/19/17 – Developing Union Leaders

 

Course 2:   What Labor History Can Teach Us – Lessons for Today    

 

      Class 1 – 10/26/17 – Eight lessons from Labor History; Labor timeline

      Class 2 – 11/02/17 – 19th Century Labor History

      Class 3 – 11/09/17 – 20th Century Labor History

      Class 4 – 11/16/17 – Rise of the conservative movement and Labor’s response

 

Course 3:   Building Union Power in the Workplace and the Community

 

      Class 1 – 01/11/18 – Organizing your members and the unorganized

      Class 2 – 01/18/18 – Engaging union members through building and effective union culture; new

 member orientation

            Class 3 – 01/25/18 – Breaking down silos among Unions; crossing the public/private sector divide

            Class 4 – 02/01/18 – Building coalitions with allies; shared values

 

Course 4:   Know Your Rights on the Job:  labor and Employment Law

 

Class 1 – 02/08/18 - History of Laws Affecting Labor:  Sherman/Clayton Acts, NLRA, Taft-Hartley

        Amendments, Landrum-Griffin

            Class 2 – 02/15/18 - NLRA Section 7 and 8 rights; Unfair Labor Practices

            Class 3 – 02/22/18 – Workers Compensation in Pennsylvania

            Class 4 – 03/08/18 – Affordable Care Act; Unemployment Compensation

 

Classes will be held at Teamsters Local 773 at 3614 Lehigh Street, Whitehall, PA  18052 on Thursday evenings from 6:30 -9:00 p.m. on the dates listed above.  Each course (one course = four classes) will cost $75, with a total cost for the four-course program of $300.  To earn a ULA Labor Studies Certificate, a participant must attend at least 3 classes in each of the four courses.

 

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·        Course Four  - Know Your Rights on the Job: Labor and Employment Law

 

Circle which courses you want to attend, return this form and

make check payable to Lehigh Valley Labor Council & Mail to:

 

Michael Wallery

2779 Hill Dr.

Bath, PA 18014

 

           

 

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