ULA Course Offerings

 

Trenton | West Caldwell | Pleasantville | New Brunswick
 

Trenton

IBEW Local 269, 670 Whitehead Road, Trenton, NJ 08648
 
Fall 2013 - 6:00 - 8:45 p.m., Tuesdays
 

Labor History
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Course Code: ULA-LHFL-01-TNT
Dates: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Instructor: Mark Magyar
Understand and explore the 19th and 20th century working people and the organizations they created. This course discusses ways in which labor’s history can be preserved and promoted.

Grievance Handling
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Course Code: ULA-GHFL-02-TNT
Dates: 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
Instructor: Gail Richardson
Examine the grievance procedure, employee and employer rights and responsibilities, screening, investigating, and writing up grievances, and principles of handling just cause and contract violations. Participants will discuss how to resolve grievances at the lowest level.

Spring 2014 - 6:00 - 8:45 p.m., Tuesdays
 

Media Images and Labor
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Course Code: ULA-MILFL-01-TNT
Dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11
Instructor: Nat Bender
Students will learn to “read” media tracts in print and electronic communication to review constructed meaning and analyze intended impact.  They will gain understanding of critical theory of propaganda in mass media and how that influences how media characterizes workers, particularly those who exercise collective action in labor unions or social movements.

Employment Law
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Course Code: ULA-ELSP-02-TNT
Dates: 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
Instructor: Andrew Watson
Understand laws that protect workers, their working conditions, and living standards and how these laws are enforced by government agencies.
 

West Caldwell

IUOE Local 68, 11 Fairfield Pl, West Caldwell, NJ 07006
 
Spring 2013 - 5:30 – 7:45 p.m., Wednesdays


Labor History
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Course Code: ULA-LHSP-02-IUOE68
Dates: 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7
Instructor: Mark Magyar
Understand and explore the 19th and 20th century working people and the organizations they created. This course discusses ways in which labor's history can be preserved and promoted.

 

Pleasantville

IUOE Local 68, 850 North Franklin Blvd, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
 
Fall 2013 - 6:00 – 8:45 p.m., Wednesdays
 

NJ Legislative Process
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Course Code: ULA-NJLPFL-01-PV
Dates: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
Instructor: Don Delio
Learn how citizen ideas become law through the legislative process in New Jersey and organized labor's role in shaping legislation through the process of direct action and lobbying.

Employment Law
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Course Code: ULA-ELFL-02-PV
Dates: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18
Instructor: Mark Belland
Understand laws that protect workers, their working conditions, and living standards and how these laws are enforced by government agencies.

Spring 2014 - 6:00 – 8:45 p.m., Wednesdays
 

Rights to Family and Medical Leave
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Course Code: ULA-FMLASP-01-PV
Dates: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12
Instructor: Mark Belland
This course will instruct union activists on the most effective methods for filing complaints with the government agencies and assisting members with resolving issues with the FMLA, and other statutes.

Labor History
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Course Code: LA-LHSP-02-PV
Dates: 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30
Instructor: Don Delio
Understand and explore the 19th and 20th century working people and the organizations they created.  This course discusses ways in which labor’s history can be preserved and promoted.
 

New Brunswick

Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
 
Fall 2013 - 6:00 – 8:45 p.m., Thursdays
 

Employment Law
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Course Code: ULA-ELFL-01-LEC
Dates: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31
Instructor: Bill Shimmel
Understand laws that protect workers, their working conditions, and living standards and how these laws are enforced by government agencies.

Creative Approaches to Grievances
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Course Code: ULA-CAGHFL-02-LEC
Dates: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
Instructor: Pete Donatello
This course will introduce students to creative approaches to resolving grievances in the workplace.  Students will learn the latest techniques and skills in mediation, negotiations, and conflict resolution.

Spring 2014 - 6:00 – 8:45 p.m., Thursdays
 

Labor and Politics
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Course Code: ULA-LPSP-01-14
Dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
Instructor: Eric Richard
Learn how to identify issues to create an effective political agenda.  Explore how the political and bill-making process works, how coalitions can be built around issues, and how to lobby effectively.

Building Effective Unions
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Course Code: ULA-BEUSP-02-LEC
Dates: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1
Instructor: John Castella
What can unions do to be stronger? What can unions do to energize their rank-and-file members to become more active in their unions? This course will introduce innovative approaches, techniques, and tools to build a stronger and more effective union.