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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 2019 Class Schedule      

Download CLEAR's Spring 2019 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.

All of these classes will be presented online and 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 university's Zoom webinar software


PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE: 7 sessions online. (1.5 CEUs) 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)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 and 26.
Course Fee: $70.00 for Hawaiʻi resident; $140.00 for non-resident/out-of-state

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), Tuesdays and Thursdays
March 5, 7, 12, 14 and 18.
Course Fee: $50.00 for Hawai‘i resident; $100.00 for non-resident/out-of-state

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAW BASICS: 5 sessions online. (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 8:30 p.m. (Hawaiʻi Time), Tuesdays and Thursdays
April 9, 11, 16, 18 and 23.
Course Fee: $50.00 for Hawai‘i resident; $100.00 for non-resident/out-of-state

LABOR & POLITICS:: 5 sessions online. (1 CEU) A review of labor's past legislative accomplishments and a discussion of labor and politics today, both nationally and locally. Topics include labor's program vs. monopoly capital, labor lobbies and political endorsements, the funding behind current legislative challenges to organized labor and current campaigns and issues affecting wages and working conditions. Instructor: L. Lopez, Ph.D.

   ONLINE only -[Enrollment Form]
6:00 to 8:30 p.m. (Hawaiʻi Time), Tuesdays
April 16, 23, 30, May 7 & 14.
Course Fee: $50.00 for Hawai‘i resident; $100.00 for non-resident/out-of-state

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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