Ever found yourself questioning how certain clauses made it into your organization's collective bargaining agreements? Have you struggled to interpret CBA language agreed-to years ago that now seems unclear?
This practical workshop will help management negotiators from school districts, county offices of education and charter schools advocate for their organization's interests in bargaining, craft clear and useable agreements, and effectively interpret and enforce contract language while maintaining productive relationships with employees’ representatives. Through discussion and group exercises, attorneys experienced in collective bargaining will cover:
Preparing for Bargaining –
We will cover how to select the right bargaining team and establish goals and priorities well in advance of your first bargaining session. We will also discuss marshalling helpful research and data to support your organization's interests.
Bargaining at the Table –
The differences and relative benefits and drawbacks between interest based and traditional bargaining will be discussed. Negotiation strategies, and practical techniques for advocating for your organization's interests, as well as managing difficult conversations, will be covered.
Common Issues in Public Sector Bargaining –
We will discuss how to prepare for and address the most common, recurring issues in public sector bargaining.
If Negotiations Break Down –
How to protect your organization if impasse is reached, getting the most out of mediation, and navigating a successful fact-finding hearing will be covered.
Interpreting and Enforcing Collective Bargaining Agreements –
Through discussion and group exercises, best practices and common disputes when labor and management disagree over CBA language will be presented. Also included will be analyzing and responding to grievances, managing employee discipline, and dealing with potential conflicts between CBA language and state and federal laws, like seniority rights vs. reasonable accommodations.
Legislative Update –
The session will conclude with an update regarding any new legislation or case law that impacts public entity employers.
$100 Registration Fee
Catered Lunch Provided