I missed the first part of yesterday’s meeting, so I’m not sure if Phil mentioned this at our Union meeting or not. (I’d also be interested in knowing if people at the other campuses heard about this from their Chapter Chairs.)
CCCTU will be holding its annual fall 2010 Conference on Saturday, October 23 at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., at the Illinois Federation of Teachers, Westmont facility. The Conference will be divided into three parts based on this summer’s planning retreat.
1. Redesigning and updating of our current Grievance procedure. We will be discussing ways to make the process more efficient and effective.
This section will be of particular interest to Grievance Chairs & Chapter Chairs.
Contract Negotiation & Maintenance
2. Putting together a handbook and timeline for contract negotiations. Finding the right mix for your negotiation’s team. Building an archive of model contracts. Putting together an effective survey of your members.
CCCTU Future Planning & Training
3. Planning new ways to train our membership. Assessing training needs for Local 1600. Designing training program to take “on the road.” Train the trainers; developing training programs for Locals.
As you can see at the bottom of the letter, Chapter Chairs were asked to submit the names of members interested in attending to Jenn Visk. I don’t know who she is or how to contact her, but I’m sure that Phil will forward your name if you are interested. Or you can write (or call) Perry Buckley, I’m sure, to get on the list.
I’m particularly interested in #2, but I won’t be able to attend–I have plans with my nephew, who is flying in from Pittsburgh, that day. I do hope that somebody goes, especially anyone who is thinking about running for a leadership position in March. It seems like a good opportunity to see what it’s all about and meet some other leaders from other places and see how they do things.
Tell them you read it on the Lounge…