Federal Basic One of Many Classes Available
This past week, NFFE-IAM members from around the country came together at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, located in Hollywood, Md., to participate in the year’s first federal basic course. The six-day course covered numerous topics important to NFFE-IAM members.
The week began with leadership and an introduction to organizing in the federal sector. As the week continued, the range of topics covered included: grievances, arbitration, information requests, formal and investigative meetings, discipline and discharge, Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs) and the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). The subject matter is geared to better equip officers and stewards to serve their Local.
The federal basic course is just one of the more than 70 course options the Center offers to NFFE-IAM members. NFFE-IAM members have the opportunity to learn important federal and Union leadership skills to help members better serve their Local. Classes are comfortable and designed to make learning easy and fun. The more a member knows, the more they can contribute to their Local and bargaining unit. Further, the Center offers a bachelor’s degree program where NFFE-IAM members can earn their degree in labor studies in conjunction with the National Labor College.
If you would like to participate in or learn more about the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, visit their website, http://winpisinger.iamaw.org/.