Training

SEIU 1021
Overview

Winter Trainings 2020

Please register early as space may be limited. Get the SEIU 1021 Winter Training Brochure.

• Arrive approximately 15 minutes early to sign in. 

• All classes are FREE to SEIU 1021 members. 

Basic Steward Training

Designed for new stewards, this course focuses on the rights and roles of union leaders, legal protections for stewards, problem-solving 101, and Weingarten rights.

  • SAN FRANCISCO Office – Tuesday, January 7 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 350 Rhode Island, Suite 100, Conf. Rm. A, San Francisco, CA 
  • OAKLAND Office – Tuesday, January 14 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 100 Oak St., Willie Gholar Room, Oakland, CA

  • STOCKTON Office – Wednesday, January 15 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 4226 Coronado Ave., Stockton, CA

  • FAIRFIELD Office – Wednesday, January 22 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm,  2300 Boynton Ave., # 200, Fairfield, CA

  • SANTA ROSA Office – Tuesday, February 11 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 600 B Street, Santa Rosa, CA

  • NAPA Office –  Thursday, February 20 / 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, 1830 Soscol Ave., Suite A, Napa, CA

  • SAN RAFAEL Office – Tuesday, March 10 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 4340 Redwood Hwy, Suite D – 307, San Rafael, CA

Intermediate Steward Training

For those who already know the basics, this course looks closer at grievances and investigations, the tests of just cause, dealing with management, and the union’s right to information.

  • STOCKTON Office – Wednesday, January 22 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 4226 Coronado Ave., Stockton, CA
     
  • SANTA ROSA Office – Thursday, January 30/ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 600 B Street, Santa Rosa, CA
  • SAN FRANCISCO Office – Tuesday, February 4 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 350 Rhode Island, Suite 100, Conf. Rm. A, San Francisco, CA

  • OAKLAND Office – Tuesday, February 11 / 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, 100 Oak St., Willie Gholar Room, Oakland, CA 

  • OAKLAND Office –  Tuesday, February 25 / 5:30 pm –  8:00 pm, 100 Oak St., Willie Gholar Room, Oakland, CA

  • FAIRFIELD Office – Wednesday, March 11 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm,  2300 Boynton Ave., # 200, Fairfield, CA

Advanced Steward Training I

Stewards who wish to learn how to build solidarity, organize around issues, have effective conversations, and recruit members should attend this class.

  • STOCKTON Office – Wednesday, January 29/ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 4226 Coronado Ave., Stockton, CA
  • SAN RAFAEL Office – Tuesday, Feb 4 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 4340 Redwood Hwy, Suite D – 307, San Rafael, CA

  • SAN FRANCISCO Office – Tuesday, March 10 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 350 Rhode Island, Suite 100, Conf. Rm. A, San Francisco, CA

Advanced Steward Training II

Stewards who wish to develop their skills in putting arguments together and presenting cases as well as writing grievances are invited to attend. Intermediate Steward Training is a pre-requisite.

  • OAKLAND Office –  Tuesday, March 10 / 5:30 pm –  8:00 pm, 100 Oak St., Willie Gholar Room, Oakland, CA

Combined Basic and Intermediate Steward Training 

  • San Franciso Office –  Wednesday, February 12 / 10:00 am –  3:00 pm, 350 Rhode Island, Suite 100, Conf. Rm. A, San Francisco, CA

The Steward’s Role in the ADA Interactive Process

  • SACRAMENTO Office – Wednesday, January 15 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 5450 Power Inn Rd., Suite F, Sacramento, CA

A Collective Response to Workplace Divisions and Oppression

Workplace bullying has negative effects not just on the targeted individual – it can lead to a culture of fear and retaliation and a decline in employee morale. In this interactive workshop we’ll learn the perspectives and tools needed to develop our collective courage to overcome divisions at our work sites and build unity and respect among coworkers. The course will be facilitated by professional trainer and coach, Joe Fahey, former President of Teamsters Local 912 who is featured in the book White Men Challenging Racism.

  • OAKLAND Office –  Thursday, January 30 / 5:30 pm –  7:30 pm, 100 Oak St., Willie Gholar Room, Oakland, CA
  • SAN FRANCISCO Office – Wednesday, March 11 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 350 Rhode Island, Suite 100, Conf. Rm. A, San Francisco, CA

Labor Management Committee: Tips and Traps

Labor-Management Committees (LMCs) can be a useful strategy for representing members, especially when new issues arise mid-contract. On the downside, LMCs can be a way for management to appear to listen, without actually doing anything, tying up important issues in endless investigation/conversation. At their worst LMCs can drift into dangerous territory and be utilized by management to delay or divide the union.

  • SAN FRANCISCO Office – Wednesday, February 26 / 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 350 Rhode Island, Suite 100, Conf. Rm. A, San Francisco, CA

Union 101

Have you ever been in a union before? Been involved with your chapter? Understand your contract? When it comes to understanding chapter/local/nat’l union structure, collective bargaining, and labor rights– the jargon, can be confusing, not to mention all the misinformation about unions that’s spread around.  This workshop gives the nuts and bolts about what a union is, as well as an orientation of how unions operate, and why they matter.