Collective Bargaining During a Pandemic for School Board Members

Live Webinar
Date: 01 / 22 / 2021
Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm

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Our one day workshop is going virtual.  Join us for an interactive Zoom event designed to prepare superintendents, business managers and school board negotiators for the challenges of collective bargaining. Your bargaining team will come away with practical guidance you can take to the bargaining table!
  • Practical tips for negotiating via remote technology
  • Negotiating the impact of the pandemic on wages, hours, and working conditions in times of remote learning
  • Recent changes to the law
  • Legal framework of collective bargaining in schools
  • How to prepare for negotiations
  • How to draft proposals and counter-proposals and assess their impact
  • Costing out economic proposals
  • Identifying good and bad contract language
  • Understanding the subjects of bargaining – what you can and cannot legally bargain over
  • Traditional and problem solving approaches to negotiations and an explanation of which might be right for you
  • Hot topics, including discussion of the MEA’s statewide initiatives, examples of contract language around the state that has proven helpful to schools, and troublesome language that should be avoided
Learn strategies for success at the bargaining table and tips on how to discourage bad behavior from the unions
Gain knowledge of legal bargaining requirements
Receive practical training in the bargaining process
Attendees will participate in and learn from actual bargaining exercises
Get answers to your questions!
Join Drummond Woodsum’s experienced labor negotiators Tom Trenholm, Mike Buescher, and Connor Schratz, in partnership with the MSMA, to learn the necessary skills to successfully negotiate with your organized staff.

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