SEIU-UHW SEIU-UHW Leadership Training

Becoming a Steward, Part I
Leading on Healthcare Justice!

What does it mean to be a leader in UHW? We will explore UHW's mission and rich history fighting for healthcare justice. We will also learn what it takes to be leaders in our workplaces, how to mobilize our co-workers into action, and more!

REQ: Steward Level-New Steward

Class locations:
Los Angeles - 5480 Ferguson Drive, 877-734-8399
Oakland - 560 Thomas L. Berkley Way, 800-585-4250
Sacramento - 1911 F Street, 877-768-6466


Becoming a Steward, Part II
You've Got to Represent!

Learn all about being a shop Steward - from understanding your rights as a Steward to learning what is (and isn't!) a grievance. We'll also show you how to handle those tough meetings with management, how to investigate grievances, the best approach to interviews, and more!

REQ: Steward Level-New Steward

Class locations:
Los Angeles - 5480 Ferguson Drive, 877-734-8399
Oakland - 560 Thomas L. Berkley Way, 800-585-4250
Sacramento - 1911 F Street, 877-768-6466


What is Impact Bargaining?

Bargaining isn't just for when the contract expires. When workplace changes - from new facilities to department restructuring - impact workers, it's important that we have a voice in the process. This course examines what impact bargaining is, when it applies, working with a bargaining committee, negotiation basics, and hands-on bargaining experience.

REQ: Steward Level-Advanced
Must have extensive previous experience with handling and presenting grievances, and settling cases. Applicant must be recommended by their Rep Chair or a staff person.

Class locations:
Los Angeles - 5480 Ferguson Drive, 877-734-8399
Oakland - 560 Thomas L. Berkley Way, 800-585-4250
Sacramento - 1911 F Street, 877-768-6466


Need a New Steward? Train a new member how to train!

Do you have a co-worker who would be a great steward, but just lacks the experience? This course for high-level Stewards will give you the skills you need to grow and train the next generation of trainers. Learn to teach your own Core Steward Training classes, and more.

REQ: Steward Level-Advanced
Applicant must be recommended by their Rep Chair or a staff person. Participants are required to facilitate at least one Core Steward Training in the course of the year.

By Invitation Only

Class location:
Los Angeles - 5480 Ferguson Drive, 877-734-8399
Oakland - 560 Thomas L. Berkley Way, 800-585-4250

Dates and Times
Apr. 6, 10 am-5 pm, Oakland
Apr. 7, 10 am-5 pm, Oakland
Apr. 13, 10 am-5 pm, Oakland
Apr. 14, 10 am-5 pm, Oakland


The Real Deal with Appeals

Have your heart set on joining SEIU-UHW's member arbitration appeal panels? This is the course for you! Learn firsthand from expert attorneys and arbitrators how to decide whether or not cases pending arbitration should proceed.

REQ: Steward Level-Intermediate
Completion of Core Steward Training, Parts One and Two are required. In addition, participants are required to volunteer for appeal panels during the year. Stewards who have attended this training in the past but did not serve on an appeal panel will not be able to register.

Class locations:
Los Angeles - 5480 Ferguson Drive, 877-734-8399
Oakland - 560 Thomas L. Berkley Way, 800-585-4250
Sacramento - 1911 F Street, 877-768-6466


Rep the Right Way with Duty of Fair Representation!

Stewards have big obligations when it comes to representing members - and the National Labor Relations Board keeps an eye on us to make sure we're doing things right! This course will ensure you're doing your duty as a rep. We'll cover what you need to know about investigations, the grievance review process, keeping members updated on their grievance status, and more!

REQ: Steward Level-Intermediate
Completion of Core Steward Training, Parts One and Two are required.

Class locations:
Los Angeles - 5480 Ferguson Drive, 877-734-8399
Oakland - 560 Thomas L. Berkley Way, 800-585-4250


Be a Leave Leader!

Protected leave is a huge benefit to workers and our families - often during tough times. Learn the basics of protected leave under Federal and State law - including CESLA, Workers Comp, Disability, and the CA paid sick leave law.

REQ: Steward Level-Intermediate
Completion of Core Steward Training, Parts One and Two are required.

Class locations:
Los Angeles - 5480 Ferguson Drive, 877-734-8399
Oakland - 560 Thomas L. Berkley Way, 800-585-4250


Steward Superheroes

So you're already a Steward - and now you want Steward SUPERPOWERS?
This course is for you! Learn how to soar through grievance settlement agreements, glide through small workplace issues, and leap over past practice and termination grievances in a single bound!

REQ: Steward Level-Advanced
Must have previous experience with handling and presenting grievances and have attended Core Steward Training, Parts One and Two in previous years.

Class locations:
Los Angeles - 5480 Ferguson Drive, 877-734-8399
Oakland - 560 Thomas L. Berkley Way, 800-585-4250
Sacramento - 1911 F Street, 877-768-6466


Hail to the Chief and Chair!

New situations arise for Chief Stewards and Rep Chairs - and we'll make sure you're up to the challenge! Learn how to build a strong structure for your Steward Council or worksite, what it takes to design a council agenda, how to run a lively and productive meeting, and more!

REQ: Steward Level-Intermediate
Must be a Chief Steward or a Rep Chair for your council.

Class locations:
Los Angeles - 5480 Ferguson Drive, 877-734-8399
Oakland - 560 Thomas L. Berkley Way, 800-585-4250
Sacramento - 1911 F Street, 877-768-6466


Road to Healthcare Justice

How do we deal with what's ahead of us? Attend this 3-part training to have a better understanding of the Affordable Care Act, immigration justice, and Right to Work laws. We will discuss our unique roles as Stewards in leading our social justice work and how we can affect change, not just in California, but the rest of the world.

Open to all Stewards

Affordable Care Act- Date and location: TBD
Immigration Justice- Date and location: TBD
Right to Work- Date and location: TBD


Winning Hearts and Minds

Storytelling is a powerful leadership tool. Stories can changes minds, paint a picture of the future, and inspire people to follow a vision. But how do they do it? Attend this training and learn how.

Invitation only

Date and location: TBD


Please note that there is no lost time or mileage for trainings*. Members who have educational leave in their contracts may be able to use it for trainings (please check with your employer).

*Lost time will be paid for attending the "Real Deal with Appeals" training ONLY.





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Questions?

Contact our Representational Excellence Team: 323-888-8110

SEIU-UHW Leadership Training