Day of Engagement & Training
Winter Bargaining Conference
Learn how to negotiate in your current work environment, collect and use data with members, tackling legalities, building community, and more.
Negotiating or renegotiating a contract? Join NEARI for our Winter Bargaining Conference on January 20 for a day of engagement and training to assist you and your team in success at the bargaining table.
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. Sessions and agenda coming soon.
|Check-in & Breakfast
NEARI President Val Lawson and NEARI Executive Director Mary Barden
Bargaining 101 (BEGINNER)
Mediation & Arbitration Panel (ADVANCED)
Data Matters (BEGINNER)
Tactics at the Table (ADVANCED)
Member Engagement (ALL LEVELS)
Group discussions on issues of interest
Wrap up and closing remarks
Sessions are offered in both Session I and Session II
Learn the nuts and bolts of contract negotiations. Key terms, rights, timeline, how to form a team, how to develop proposals, ground rules, tentative agreements and more!
Facilitators: NEARI UniServ Directors Crystal Bergantine and Leslie Florio, NEA Director and NEA Chariho President Vin Levcowich
Union leaders are in charge of making important decisions on behalf of their members. In this seminar, participants will learn about the importance and benefits of collecting data from their members and how data can be used as a powerful tool during negotiations.
Facilitator: NEARI Assistant Treasurer and NEASK Co-president Brian Nelson
How to use charting, organizing conversations, building mapping, surveys, direct communication and ways to engage members in the entire process from beginning to end.
Facilitators: NEARI Vice President Amy Mullen and NEARI UniServ Director Amanda Scott
Learn how to strategically negotiate, how to anticipate responses from the other side and what to do when you get stuck.
Facilitators: NEARI UniServ Directors Fil Eden and Alex Lucini
When are you really at impasse? How do you prepare for Mediation and Arbitration and keep membership involved and engaged.