National Business Agent Nick Vafiades has arranged for the following in-person training for our Officers and Stewards.
Intermediate Shop Steward College (ISSC) is training for Stewards/Grievance Handlers that will process a grievance that is not resolved at the Informal A level and Investigate, Present and Adjust grievance at the Formal A level. If the grievance is not resolved at Formal A, the class will show the Steward how to appeal to Step B. 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. I suggest that you send an inexperienced, not trained Steward to Basic first. Then send them to ISSC next year.
Basic Shop Steward College is scheduled for October 24th to October 28th at Camp Huston. This is in-person training that will be done through the NBA Office. The registration form is on the website. The cost is $530 per person. This includes room with linens, towels, and meals.
Basic SSC is designed to familiarize the steward with the Joint Contract Administration Manual, the Grievance –Arbitration process (article 15), the role and rights of the NALC Steward (article 17), the Steward’s right to information (Article 31), assisting carriers with Investigative Interviews, Investigating, Presenting and Adjusting Grievances at the Informal A level. The class also will teach you how to handle resolved grievances and how to make appeals to the Formal A level if not resolved.
Registration Forms and Checks are sent to National Business Agent Nick Vafiades.
We will be meeting with NBA Nick Vafiades to set 2022 Training Schedules and dates. As of current situation, we are not planning a State Wide Training (SWT) in 2022. My reason for this is to have SWT on the opposite year that we have a National Convention.
Feel free to contact me with any issues or concerns.
WSALC DOE Bob James