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UHWO Labor Education Classes

The University of Hawai‘i's Center for Labor Education & Research at West O‘ahu is offering these Labor Education Classes. To enroll you must submit an enrollment form.

University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu
91-1001 Farrington Hwy. Library 2nd Floor, Kapolei, HI 96707
phone: (808) 689-2760; FAX: (808) 689-2761

CLEAR class
Enrollment Form

       CLEAR Spring 2017 Class Schedule      

Download CLEAR's Spring 2017 Class Flyer to circulate and post.

NOTE: CEU = "Continuing Education Unit"; One unit awarded by UHWO for course completion of each 10 hours of instruction.

ll of the online classes are subject to the following requirements and restrictions: 1. Enrollment will be limited to 15; 2. The registration deadline is one week before first class date; 3. No partial enrollments accepted & no refund after registration deadline; 4. Students must be able to log on from a computer with a reliable, high-speed internet connection & an audio-microphone (e.g. ear buds) device; 5. Classes will be conducted online using the Google Chrome web browser.

GRIEVANCE HANDLING FUNDAMENTALS: 5 sessions online. (1 CEU) Topics to include the duty of fair representation; right to information; Weingarten Rights and the tests of just cause; constructing remedies and writing up grievances. Have your CBA (contract) accessible during class. Instructor: W. Puette, Ph.D.
   ONLINE only -[Enrollment Form]
   6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Hawaiʻi Time), Mondays and Wednesdays
   March 6, 8, 13, 15 and 20.
   Course Fee: $50.00 for Hawai‘i resident; $100.00 for non-resident/out-of-state

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAW BASICS: 5 Sessions. (1 CEU). Topics include: overview of the State and National collective bargaining laws with a special look at the NLRB and its effect on organizing, representation elections; negotiations, representation rights; strikes and picket lines. Instructor: W. Puette, Ph.D.
   ONLINE only -[Enrollment Form]
   6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Hawai‘i Time), Tuesdays and Thursdays
   March 21, 23, 28, 30 and April 4
   Course Fee: $50.00 for Hawaiʻi resident; $100.00 for non-resident/out-of-state

PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE: 5 sessions online. (1 CEU) This is an online, leadership program designed for officers and staff, particularly chairpersons and secretaries of organizations that use Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. Learn how to properly and lawfully conduct and record business in formal meetings. Topics to include: fundamental principles, quorum, agenda, order of business, handling and precedence of motions, elections & voting, minutes, conventions and resolution writing. Required Class Text: Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th ed.). Instructor: W. Puette, Ph.D., Professional Registered Parliamentarian (NAP), Certified Parliamentarian (AIP). See more infornation
   ONLINE only -[Enrollment Form]
   6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Hawai‘i Time), Mondays and Wednesdays
   April 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19
   Course Fee: $50.00 for Hawaiʻi resident; $100.00 for non-resident/out-of-state

All of the classes listed below will be conducted at UHWO Campus in Kapolei, CLEAR Room 217, Library Bldg., 2nd floor

LABOR HISTORY: 1 session. (0.5 CEU) An introduction to the history of labor union formation, labor disputes and collective bargaining in the United States & Hawaiʻi from the 18th Century to the present, featuring early trade and plantation ethnic unions, the Knights of Labor, the IWW, the AFL and the CIO Instructor: W. Puette, Ph.D.

   10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday
   Saturday, February 25.
   Course Fee: $30.00

UNION REPRESENTATION: DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1 session. (0.5 CEU) A review of issues related to the duty of fair representation, the "Bill of Rights" for union members and other requirements of Federal & State labor laws. Instructor: W. Puette, Ph.D.

   10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday
   Saturday, March 4
   Course Fee: $30.00

To enroll in any of the CLEAR classes, register in advance by calling 689-2760. Classes not sufficiently enrolled one week prior to commencement will be canceled.  

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