Please choose a workshop to attend for session 1 & session 2.

Session 1 will be held 11/07/22 from 10:15am-12:15pm and Session 2 will be held 11/07/22 from 1:45-3:45pm.
Workshop Descriptions:

Workshop 1: National Weather Service Grievances and Arbitrations

Designed for all stewards, this workshop provides an overview of the Grievance and Arbitration process within the National Weather Service (NWS). Attendees will gain a better understanding of when and how to file a grievance, differences between employee and union grievances, conflict mitigation techniques, arbitration, and much more.

Workshop 2: NWS Local Office Teams & Negotiations

Designed for all stewards, this workshop takes a deeper dive into Local Office Teams (LOT). Attendees will learn techniques for holding effective LOT meetings, as well as the negotiation process at the local level. Additionally, this workshop will provide an overview of substantively negotiable issues vs. permissive areas, negotiations over appropriate arrangements, tactical empathy, and more.

Workshop 3: Understanding the NWS Collective Bargaining Agreement

Designed for stewards and bargaining unit employees, this informative workshop will walk participants through our latest Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Topics will include the definition and purpose of a CBA, key takeaways from the current NWSEO-NWS CBA articles, significant changes from the previous CBA, and more.

Workshop 4: Basic Training for Stewards — New!

Designed for all stewards, this workshop will provide an overview of the national, regional, and local roles and responsibilities within NWSEO.  Discussion will include a look into NWSEO history and organizational structure, including the union’s five bargaining units, collective bargaining agreements, and constitution. Participants will also gain an understanding of their duties as stewards, as well as insight on recruitment and communications strategies.

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* Session 1 Workshops - Please Select ONE (11/07/22 10:15am-12:15pm)

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* Session 2 Workshops - Please Select ONE (11/07/22 1:45-3:45pm)