Labor Studies

2019 Wednesday Night Spring Semester Grievance Handing and Arbitration
March 6 – April 10

and Arbitration
March 6 – April 10

and Arbitration
March 6 – April 10

nd Arbitration
March 6 – April 10

UM-D Fairlane Center North Building,
19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI, 48126
The Spring Semester in Labor Relations is designed for workers who prefer evening instruction during the middle of the week. The course runs 6 Wednesdays, March 6 –  April 10, from 5:30-8:00 pmSeating is limited to 36. To earn a Certificate of Completion a student must attend a minimum 5 out of 6 classes.

We welcome participants from all genders and all cultural or ethnic backgrounds.

Download the file for the registration form here.

March 06: Legal Rights of Stewards    

March 13: Duties of Stewards      

March 20: Investigations

March 27:  Discipline and Hearings

April 03:   Writing Grievances

April 10: Preparing to Arbitrate

Download the file for the registration form here. Mail completed form with payment to the Center using the directions on the form. CONFIRMATIONS ARE SENT BY EMAIL! BE SURE WE HAVE A CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED FOR YOU! 

COST is $600. Tuition Assistance (TAP) programs cover this instruction.  If using TAP, apply online or with your tuition assistance representative. Pay by check or credit/debit (see contact info lower right). Make payment to UM-D CLCS. Payments are due March 1.  

TIMES AND DATES  Class sessions are 5:30 to 8:00 pm on Wednesdays, March 6 through April 10, 2019.

LOCATION  All sessions will be held at the UM-D Fairlane Center, North Building.  Parking is free in the North Lot at the far end of the Fairlane Buildings.

2019 Michigan School for Women Workers
April 11-13

UM-D Fairlane Center North Building,
19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI, 48126

The Michigan School for Women Workers invites alworkers, union or non-union, and activists from allied organizations to share ideas and grow skills for responding to the challenges facing working persons. We welcome participants from all genders and all cultural or ethnic backgrounds.Brochure is available here.


1. WOMEN IN LABOR HISTORY: Come celebrate our sisters that paved the way for workplace fairness.  Be inspired to join the next vanguard of leaders!   

2. SEXUAL HARASSMENT & BULLYING: What happens when harassment and bullying enters the shop? Get to know the warning signs, proper response, andpossible solutions.

3. DIVERSITY: IMPLICIT & HIDDEN BIAS: Solidarity means transcending our differences, and finding strength in our diverse backgrounds. Class members will be given tools to deal with micro-aggression, lateral violence, and learn how to build solidarity in a diverse workplace.

4. BASIC UNION SKILLS: Become an activist! This course informs and educates participants on how to get involved and how to successfully build unity in yourmembership.

5. STEWARDS AND COMMITTEEPERSON TRAINING: A workshop designed for front-line union representatives and activists. Basic skills, such as writing grievances, holding hearings, and winning justice for our members.

6. LOCAL UNION ADMINISTRATION: This class will cover the rules and regulations governing a union, including federal laws, fiduciary responsibilities, elections and committee work.

7. PRINT & SOCIAL MEDIA: This class teaches modern methods to inform members, combining traditional printed materials as well as social media. You will learn how to create a Facebook page, newsletters and journals, etc.

8. PUBLIC SPEAKING: Get up and speak up! If you want to become active in your union, you have to find your voice. Learn to put together a brief speech, one that will move your listeners and get attention in a good way.

9. FINANCIAL PLANNING: How much money are you going to need to retire? When can you afford to retire? What will it take to meet those goals? Come plan your financial future.


Registration form is available here. Mail completed form with payment to the Center using the directions on the form.  You can also use the online registration form here.

COST is $600 ($540 tuition, $60 mandatory meal fee). Please register and pay by March 28, 2019. If we receive the full $600 payment by that date, you are eligiblefor the Express Lane—a shorter wait in line to check inMandatory meal payment covers 2 full breakfasts and 2 lunches; evening meals are on your own. Tuition Assistance (TAP) programs cover tuition portion, but not meals. If using TAP, apply for $540 tuition; you or your workplace include the $60 meal payment with yourregistration.

TIMES AND DATES First check-in is Thursday, April 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. A welcome program runs from 7 – 9 pm at the Fairlane Club adjacent to the UM-D’s Fairlane Center. There is a 2nd check-in period from 7:30-8:45 am Friday, April 12. Program begins at 9am; workshops follow and run until 5:00 pm Friday, and from 8 am until 5:00pm Saturday, April 13.

PLACE The conference will be held at the UM-D’s Fairlane Center North, at 19000 Hubbard Road, Dearborn, MI 48126.  Parking is free in the North Lot at the far end of the Fairlane.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Rooms are available at the Courtyard by Marriott at 5200 Mercury Drive in Dearborn for $98.00 per night plus tax, single or double. Call 313-271-1400 to make reservations. Be sure to mention the University of Michigan for the special rate.

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