Customized Labor-Management Training

The Labor Studies Center is a comprehensive labor and employment educational outreach center.  

We can work directly with organizations to customize and provide classes and short workshops on-site at your organization.  Please contact the Labor Studies Center for more information 313-577-2191.


Leadership Series

  • Effective Leadership Skills

  • Effective Communication

  • Strategic Planning

  • Leading A Diverse Organization

  • Running an Effective Meeting

  • Time Management

  • Stress Management

  • Public Speaking 101

  • Building Effective Teams



Grievance Handling Series

  • Basic Grievance Handling

  • Investigating Grievances

  • Steward-Supervisor Grievance Resolution

  • Rights and Roles of Union Representatives and Supervisors

  • Winning Past Practice Grievances

  • Understanding Just Cause

  • Discharge and Discipline

  • Grievance Mediation

  • Arbitration Preparation

  • Arbitration Presentation


Interpersonal Skills Series

  • Effective Communication Skills

  • One-on-One Communication

  • Developing Your Message

  • Recruiting and Leading Volunteers

  • Dealing with Difficult People

  • Valuing Diversity

  • Developing Effective Surveys- and Flyers

  • Social Media Mobilization


Contract Negotiation Series

  • Intro to Collective Bargaining

  • Integrative and Distributive Bargaining

  • Preparing for Bargaining

  • Interest Based Bargaining


Legal Series

  • Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

  • Public Sector Labor Law

  • Private Sector Labor Law

  • Understanding Concerted Activities

  • Unfair Labor Practices (ULP’s)

  • Anti-Harassment and Discrimination

  • Workplace Bullying

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Worker’s Compensation

  • Wage and Hour Law

  • Civil Rights Law








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