Member Organizing

Below is a list of NEARI organizing trainings and events. Our full calendar is on the Calendar & Events Page. Check back often, or - even better - download the NEARI mobile app "NEARI NOW" through your smartphone app store. The full list of all events will be at your fingertips, and you can download the dates to your own cellphone calendar.

September 2019

New Member Orientation

Thursday, September 5, 2019 or

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

4:30-7:30 p.m.
NEARI HQ 99 Bald Hill Rd. Cranston
Dinner provided

Join us and your colleagues from across the state to learn more about National Education Association Rhode Island at our New Member Orientation. We will cover: who is NEARI, why unions matter, your basic rights, know your contract, understanding pay & benefits, what do I need to know about tenure, evaluations, and more. 

Register for September Option (September option is postponed and will be combined with the October 1 offering)

Register for October Option

Grievance Training

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

5:00-8:00 pm
NEARI HQ 99 Bald Hill Rd. 

Soup-to-nuts training you won't want to miss! Learn: writing a contract grievance, writing a discipline grievance, arbitrability and past practice, your right to information (and the ULP), role of a union rep (not a potted plant), Weingarten Rights (use 'em or lose 'em), the duty of fair representation (and how to beat back a lawsuit). Refreshments served.

Your trainer: John Leidecker

Register now

October 2019

New Member Orientation

Thursday, September 5, 2019 or

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

4:30-7:30 p.m.
NEARI HQ 99 Bald Hill Rd. Cranston
Dinner provided

Join us and your colleagues from across the state to learn more about National Education Association Rhode Island at our New Member Orientation. We will cover: who is NEARI, why unions matter, your basic rights, know your contract, understanding pay & benefits, what do I need to know about tenure, evaluations, and more. 

Register for September Option

Register for October Option

 

Grievance Training

Monday, October 7, 2019

5:00-8:00 pm
NEARI HQ 99 Bald Hill Rd. 

Soup-to-nuts training you won't want to miss! Learn: writing a contract grievance, writing a discipline grievance, arbitrability and past practice, your right to information (and the ULP), role of a union rep (not a potted plant), Weingarten Rights (use 'em or lose 'em), the duty of fair representation (and how to beat back a lawsuit). Refreshments served.

Your trainer: John Leidecker

Register now

 

Building Rep Training: Membership Recruitment and Handling the Hard Questions

Tuesday, October 29 POSTPONED

4:30-6:00 p.m.
NEARI HQ 99 Bald Hill Rd. 

Topics covered: 

  • Best practice for membership recruitment
  • How to respond when someone won't join
  • Handling hard questions from potential members

Keep an eye out for future dates - this is one in a series of three topics!

Register now

November 2019

 

December 2019

 

January 2020

Winter Bargaining Conference

Saturday, January 11, 2020

9:00am - 2:00pm
NEARI HQ 99 Bald Hill Rd.
 
A full day of engagement and training to assist you and your team in success at the bargaining table. Learn the fundamentals of writing proposals, conducting research, tackling legalities, building community, and more.
 
 
 

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