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UC Berkeley Labor Center June and September Trainings

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UC Berkeley Labor Center

The UC Berkeley Labor Center has three upcoming trainings, one in June and two in September.

Strategic Research Training

This two-day introductory workshop is intended for beginning union researchers and Labor Summer graduate student researchers interested in working in labor. The training provides participants with an introduction to the concepts and methodologies of union campaign research. Participants will become familiar with library and field research tools that are used in organizing and collective bargaining campaigns. They will see how research can support organizing campaigns, and they will used public records to research actual employers in the context of a strategic campaign.

Wednesday & Thursday, June 17-18, 2009
Location: UC Berkeley Campus, place TBA
Limit: 15 union participants

<!–Check back in spring 2009 for more information and to apply.

–>Apply Online
About the 2009 workshop PDF

For more information contact:
Sandra Laughlin
(510) 642-4072
// sandral@berkeley.edu

Strategic Campaigns Workshop

This five-day workshop is for organizers and negotiators, who will enter the workshop with a problem and emerge with a workable plan for launching a campaign to win victories for members and the union.

Monday-Friday, September 21-25, 2009
Application due: August 28, 2009

Location: Fresno

Check back in spring 2009 for more information and to apply.

About the 2008 workshop PDF

For more information contact:
Cheryl Brown
(510) 642-1851
// cherylbrown@berkeley.edu

Online Media Training

Learn how to use online tools to organize workers and community members, and garner media attention. This two-day workshop will cover best practices for traditional online tools such as email alerts, websites and online newsletters, and will also introduce emerging online tools and tactics such as blogging, podcasting and social networking, among others.

Thursday & Friday, September 24-25, 2009
Location: Labor Center

Check back in spring 2009 for more information and to apply.

For more information contact:
Andrea Buffa
(510) 642-6371
// andreabuffa@berkeley.edu

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