Winter Bargaining Conference: February 12, 2022


Negotiating or renegotiating a contract? Join NEARI via Zoom for our Winter Bargaining Conference on February 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 am. for a day of engagement and training to assist you and your team in success at the bargaining table. Learn how to negotiate in the current COVID environment, collect and use data with members, tackling legalities, building community, and more. 

Anticipated participants are those Local teams who are negotiating a contract for their unit this year or next year, but also those looking to sharpen their bargaining skills. We encourage members of a local to come as team, if possible.

This year, we are offering the conference at no additional cost to our members.

For an agenda and details, see below. Flyer for sharing

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Conference Agenda

8:30-8:45 am     Kickoff with Matt Taibi, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 251

8:45-9:45 am     Session 1

9:45-10:00 am   Break

10:00-11:00 am Session 2

11:00-11:15 am Closing

Session Options

There will be four topics offered in both Sessions 1 and 2 for participants to choose from:

Data Matters: Collecting and Utilizing Data with your Membership
Facilitated by Brian Nelson, NEASK

Bargaining in the Current Covid Environment
Facilitated by Crystal Bergantine, NEARI UniServ; Amanda Scott, NEARI UniServ; Sue Warburton, NEANK

RI ESP Living Wage Data and Bargaining
Jamie Grissom, Scituate Paraprofessionals; and Emma Mulvaney-Stanek, EMStrategies

What Next? Mediation and Arbitration
Pat Crowley, NEARI Government Relations/UniServ; and Colleen Saila, Westerly Teachers

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