Education and Training




Group photo of members of Local 101 at a training session

Local 101 Delegate Training, June 2015

The Education and Training Department provides training and educational services to TWU locals. In coordination with local union officers, the department designs programs tailored to their needs. Training includes intensive workshops on grievance handling, arbitrations, and public speaking. In addition, the department provides classes for new officers and secretary-treasurers, as well as leadership training for seasoned officers.
We strive to provide training and resources to address all aspects of membership and leadership education, ensuring the best possible representation for TWU members.

Locals 541 and 542 Executive Board training in Dallas, July 2015
The AFL-CIO’s Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Training Program offers training in many areas of collective bargaining including negotiations, arbitration, organizing, and contract campaigns. Click here for further information. The International does not pay for attendance at these courses.

The 2016 UALE Summer Schools for Union and Labor Women will be held at four university/labor centers across the United States. This year the programs will be held at UCLA, Indiana University (New Albany campus), Rutgers University, and Florida International University (Miami). For further information download the flier.

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Group photo of Local 252 members at a training session

Local 252 grievance training for shop stewards and officers, April 2016




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