Want to be a Union steward? Join an upcoming training

Stewards play an integral part in all of our unions, and now is a great opportunity to become one.

The NewsGuild is hosting a series of steward trainings starting later this month. These are divided into modules held over six two-hour sessions from 6-8 p.m. PT every couple weeks. You don’t have to attend every session, but we strongly encourage members from all units to participate in as many as they can.

These trainings will cover all the important roles of a steward, from organizing to communication and representing your fellow members in disciplinary proceedings.

If you have any questions, please reach out to staff@mediaworkers.org.

The full schedule and links to register are below:

>> Module 1: Steward Basics (Sept. 28 6-8pm PT) Review the roles stewards play in our union and the best practices for having effective organizing conversations. Register for Module 1

>> Module 2: A Workplace Organizer (Oct. 12 6-8pm PT) Discuss how stewards maintain effective union structures and assess power in their workplace. Register for Module 2

>> Module 3: A Communicator And Educator (Oct. 26 6-8pm PT) Learn how stewards drive the exchange of information and uphold an organizing culture throughout their union. Register for Module 3

>> Module 4: A Problem Solver (Nov. 9 6-8pm PT) Discuss how stewards turn workplace issues into organizing issues, then practice planning and evaluating collective action. Register for Module 4

>> Module 5: A Union Representative (Nov. 30 6-8pm PT) Build confidence in asserting your rights and contract, then role-play through Weingarten and grievance meetings. Register for Module 5

>> Module 6: Anti-Harassment Workshop (Dec. 14 6-8pm PT) Join a group discussion examining our union’s capacity to act as an anti-harassment organization. We’ll discuss the impact harassment has on our ability to build power, best practices for upholding an anti-harassment culture, and the resources available. Register for Module 6

TNG Steward Training Registration Flier (9_28-12_14)
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