Winter Bargaining Conference: December 1, 2018

Negotiating or renegotiating a contract? Join NEARI for our Winter Bargaining Conference on December 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.! 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. 

Anticipated participants are those Local teams who are negotiating a contract for their unit in the coming year. This year, we are offering the conference at no additional cost to our members.

  •  Deadline for registration is November 15, 2018

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Draft Conference Agenda

8:30 a.m. Check In 
9:00 a.m.  Welcome: NEARI President Larry Purtill 
  Objectives of the day
Agenda review
Big picture
9:15 a.m.  Opening Session: Organizing to Win at the Table
  Review of innovative organizing campaigns and tactics across the country 
  Facilitator: Sarah Markey, NEARI
9:45 a.m.  BREAKOUT SESSIONS (*Teams can split up)

Choose One:
  Beginner Nuts & Bolts of Bargaining
  Facilitator: Linda Laclair, NEARI

  Writing Proposals to Bargain for the Common Good
  Facilitator: Michelle Couture

  Research for Bargaining
  Facilitators: Mary Barden, NEARI
11:15 a.m.  Break
11:30 a.m.  Bargaining FAQs
  Large group session about legal facts, table behavior and FAQs we hear;
Questions from participants 
  Facilitator: Mary Barden, NEARI
12:15 p.m.  Lunch
12:45 p.m.  BREAKOUT SESSIONS (*Teams can split up)

Choose One:
  Building a Bargaining Support Team
  Facilitator: Sarah Markey, NEARI

  Writing Proposals to Bargain for the Common Good
  Facilitator: Michelle Couture

  Tactics for a Tough Bargain
  Facilitator: Patrick Crowley, NEARI
2:30 p.m.  Engaging the Community
  How to successfully bring the community stakeholders in our bargain 
4:00 p.m.  Closing



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