Training Information

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Mine Academy Safety Committee Training

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Local Union Training Conference

The 2017 Local Union contract training conference, sponsored by the UMWA’s International Contract Department, will be taught by the faculty of West Virginia University’s Institute of Labor Studies and Research.
This year’s participants will be offered four different agendas. For first year participants, there will be labor history and steward training. Second year attendees will be offered training on workplace violence, leadership development, current labor problems, and how to prepare and present effective grievances.
The third year classes will include training for internal organizing and legal issues. This year’s conference will also include a new four year plus class that will include effective communications, workplace safety, keys to successful arbitration and building Union effectiveness. In addition, this year will offer a class for all participants covering FMLA and representation in right to work states.
The program, which hosted over 65 UMWA members in 2016, is open to all Local Unions and will be held at The Resort at Glade Springs located in Daniels, W.Va., August 20th – 23rd. Registration is $200.00 per person, which covers all instructional costs. Individuals need to make their own room reservations with Glade Springs by calling 1-877-814-7316 and identifying themselves as UMWA summer school participants to get the special rate of $83.00 (plus 12% state and local tax) per night.
For more information about the 2017 program, contact Jessica Ice, at 304-293-3323, or email For registration Members should contact Sharon Mayfield at the WVU Institute for Labor Studies and Research at 304-293-3324. Class and hotel reservations must be made by July 6th.