WSALC Director of Education Bob James

Training Update

WSALC is conducting Distance Learning Training in conjunction with NBA Nick Vafiades.. We will be doing distance learning classes, using WebEx on basic steward information.

We held our class on the fourth part of the Grievance writing class on April 15th, at 7 pm. We did finish up all the grievance writing modules. We went over the Management Block 18, Remedies, Additions and Corrections and file management.

We will not be having any more classes until the middle to late June. This delay is because of the State Convention and Local Negotiations. 

We are currently working on a number of classes. For the newer stewards, we are working on an Article 41 class. This class will be a familiarization of the various aspects included in the Letter Carrier Article. This class will be a familiarization of the various aspects included in the Letter Carrier Article. We base this class on our discussions with our newer students. We also are working on the following classes: Non-Compliance of a Grievance Settlement, Branch Elections, Past Practice, New Branch President, Running Meetings and Discipline. These classes are in various stages of development and we will keep posting class info and schedule in the State Newsletter and State website.

If you missed one of these classes and would like to take it, please let Bob know and we can set up a one-on-one session via Webex.

In-person learning Intermediate Shop Steward College is being set up. The dates are September 12th – 16th at Camp Huston. The registration form is on the website. The cost is $530 per person. I understand that there are some Branch Presidents that are considering sending someone to Intermediate that has not gone to Basic. Two requests are that you start working with those folks so that Intermediate is not a shock. Second, please let me know and we can have Distance Learning Class(s) and try to give them a familiarization that will make Intermediate a little more understandable. 

Basic Shop Steward College (BSSC) will be set up after State Convention is over. We will work out the dates with our National Business Agent (NBA) Nick Vafiades’ office and publish the info as soon as the college is set. I think in early February if that works for our NBA.

To attend each class, please e-mail President Brian Wiggins to participate and he can then send you the link to that particular class. We will send out the link the day before the training is to be taught. We will also close registration for each class the day before the training is to be taught. 

Our contact info is in the newsletter and on the website.

To participate, you will need a device that has a camera. Suggest a laptop or tower for screen size, but a phone will work. You will be able to ask questions as we go through the info, and if time allows, questions you may have on other topics. 





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