Center for Labor Education and Research
University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu

91-1001 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, HI 96707
(808) 689-2760 - FAX (808) 689-2761

Classes & Seminars


    CLEAR Class Schedule -- Fall 2016    

Download our Fall 2016 Class Flyer to circulate and post.

NOTE: CEU = “Continuing Education Unit”; One unit awarded for course completion of each 10 hours of instruction.

All of the online classes are subject to the following requirements and restrictions: 1. Enrollment will be limited to 15; 2. The registration deadline is one week before first class date; 3. No partial enrollments accepted & no refund after registration deadline; 4. Students must be able to log on from a computer with a reliable, high-speed internet connection & an audio-microphone (e.g. ear buds) device; 5. Classes will be conducted online using the Google Chrome web browser./font>
  ONLINE CLASSES:

GRIEVANCE HANDLING FUNDAMENTALS: 5 sessions online. (1 CEU) Topics to include the duty of fair representation; right to information; Weingarten Rights and the tests of just cause; constructing remedies and writing up grievances. Have your CBA (contract) accessible during class. Instructor: W. Puette, Ph.D.
   ONLINE only -[Enrollment Form]
   6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Hawaiʻi Time), Mondays and Wednesdays
   September 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28
   Course Fee: $50.00 for Hawai‘i resident; $100.00 for non-resident/out-of-state


PAYCHECK ECONOMICS: 5 Sessions. (1 CEU). Topics to include wage & salary determinations in public & private sectors; unemployment and inflation; national and local income distribution; the role of government decisions in the economy, budget deficits; U.S. economic woes, and the vital role that labor plays in the economy. Instructor: L. Boyd, Ph.D.
   ONLINE only -[Enrollment Form]
   6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Hawai‘i Time), Tuesdays and Thursdays
   October 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20
   Course Fee: $50.00 for Hawaiʻi resident; $100.00 for non-resident/out-of-state


PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE: 5 sessions online. (1 CEU) This is an online, leadership program designed for officers and staff, particularly chairpersons and secretaries of organizations that use Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. Learn how to properly and lawfully conduct and record business in formal meetings. Topics to include: fundamental principles, quorum, agenda, order of business, handling and precedence of motions, elections & voting, minutes, conventions and resolution writing. Required Class Text: Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief (2nd ed.). Instructor: W. Puette, Ph.D., Professional Registered Parliamentarian (NAP), Certified Parliamentarian (AIP). See more infornation
   ONLINE only -[Enrollment Form]
   6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Hawai‘i Time), Mondays and Wednesdays
   October 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26
   Course Fee: $50.00 for Hawaiʻi resident; $100.00 for non-resident/out-of-state


LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS TRAINING: 5 sessions online. (1 CEU) Learn the essential skills for being an effective union leader or shop steward. Topics will include leadership roles and responsibilities, communication skills for talking to management and members in crisis, dealing with conflict and difficult people, improving union communications to strengthen your membership and responding to anti-union comments. Instructor: L. Lopez, Ph.D.
   ONLINE only -[Enrollment Form]
   6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Hawaiʻi Time), Mondays and Wednesdays
   November 2, 7, 9, 14 and 16
   Course Fee: $50.00 for Hawai‘i resident; $100.00 for non-resident/out-of-state

KAPOLEI CAMPUS CLASSES:
All of the classes listed below will be conducted at UHWO Campus in Kapolei, CLEAR Classroom B217, Library Bldg., 2nd floor


LABOR HISTORY: 1 session. (0.5 CEU) An introduction to the history of labor union formation, labor disputes and collective bargaining in the United States & Hawaiʻi from the 18th Century to the present, featuring early trade and plantation ethnic unions, the Knights of Labor, the IWW, the AFL and the CIO Instructor: W. Puette, Ph.D.

   10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday
   Saturday, October 15.
   Course Fee: $30.00


UNION REPRESENTATION: DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1 session. (0.5 CEU) A review of issues related to the duty of fair representation, the "Bill of Rights" for union members and other requirements of Federal & State labor laws. Instructor: W. Puette, Ph.D.

   10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday
   Saturday, November 19
   Course Fee: $30.00


 


To enroll in any of the CLEAR classes, you need to submit an enrollment form with payment to CLEAR as early as possible. Ten dollar ($10) late registration fee per class will be charged for enrollments received less than seven (7) days prior to first night of class. Fee payment (payable to: University of Hawaii) will be returned only if you withdraw 10 days prior to the first night of class or where the class is canceled.

It is important to register in advance. Classes not sufficiently enrolled one week prior to commencement will be canceled.

CLEAR class Enrollment Form

You may download our Enrollment Form here or call, write or e-mail us at:

CLEAR
University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu
91-1001 Farrington Highway
Library Building, Room 215
Kapolei, HI 96707-4507
Phone: (808) 689-2760;
FAX: (808) 689-2761
e-mail: clear@hawaii.edu

 


PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

Single session workshops available to interested organizations
(2 to 3 hours each session at $100 per hour or portion thereof).
For more information or to arrange a presentation phone (808) 689-2760 or E-Mail: clear@hawaii.edu

  • Collective Bargaining Law: Introduction to the Legal System & Labor Law Research
    Labor Relations Law for Federal Workers
    Organizing and the Law
    Union Representation: Duties & Responsibilities
    Union Dues, Agency Fees & Open Shops
    Picket Lines and Strike Law
    Unfair Labor Practices
    Public Employee Bargaining Law in Hawai‘i
    Weingarten Rights
    The Railway Labor Act

  • Negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements:
    How to Negotiate a Union Contract
    Bargaining Law for Negotiators
    Drafting Contract Language
    Costing Out the Union Contract
    Interest-Based Bargaining

  • Labor Contract Administration:
    Grievance Handling Fundamentals
    Advanced Grievance Handling
    Rights Arbitration
    Discipline & Discharge Grievances
    The Duty of Fair Representation
    Investigating Grievances
    Past Practice and Contract Language
    Drafting Remedies & Writing Up Grievances
    Presenting the Step One Grievance

  • Worker Protective Employment Laws:
    Introduction to the Legal System & Labor Law Research
    Wage & Hour Laws
    Occupational Safety & Health Laws
    Understandung Employment Discrimination Laws
    Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work
    Workers' Compensation

  • Labor History:
    Labor History of Hawaiʻi: 1700-1937
    Labor History of Hawaiʻi: 1930-1970
    Labor History of Hawaiʻi: 1970-1996
    U.S. Labor History: 1600-1880
    U.S. Labor History: 1880-1947
    U.S. Labor History: 1947-1996

  • Leadership Effectivess:
    Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
    Communication Skills: Talking to Management and Members in Crisis
    Dealing with Conflict and Difficult People
    Improving Union Communications
    Internal Organizing
    Responding to Anti-union Comments &Media Bias
    Parliamentary Procedure
    Conducting Effective Meetings
    Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills
    The Role of the Steward

  • Economics:
    The Economics of the Visitor Industry
    The Size of State Government and the Economy
    Overview of the Hawaiian Economy
    Paycheck Economics: Finding Out the Condition of a Private Sector Employer
    Workplace Economics: Finding Out the Condition of a Public Employer
    Introduction to Labor Economics: Jobs and Wages
    Economic Issues in the State of Hawaiʻi


NON-CREDIT FEE POLICY

A. Individual/Student Enrollments in CLEAR Sponsored Programs:

1. Class/program enrollment fees for individuals wishing to attend CLEAR programs shall be set in advance atrates for Hawai‘i residents between $10.00 and $25.00 per session or class and for out-of-state enrollments at twice the rate set for residents, made payable by cash, or personal check for the entire scheduled program in advance to the "University of Hawaii."

2. Partial enrollments to multiple-session programs (i.e.. for one or more sessions less than the full program) shall not be permitted.

3. A canceled check or cash-receipt issued by the Center for Labor Education & Research shall serve as proof of registration in the program.

4. A full refund of program fees will only be made to individuals who notify CLEAR of intent to withdraw ten (10) days prior to the commencement of the program. There will be no partial refunds.

5. An applicable fee, used by the University of Hawai'i system, will be charged by the University of Hawai'i for each check not honored by the bank/financial institution for any cause.

B. Fees for CLEAR Presentations at Programs not sponsored by CLEAR:

1. Unions, government agencies and non-profit organizations sponsoring programs at which faculty of the Center for Labor Education & Research are invited to speak or present instructional workshops or seminars shall be charged $100.00 per hour or portion thereof (breaks included).

2. Unions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations sponsoring programs at which faculty of the Center for Labor Education & Research are invited to speak or present instructional workshops or seminars shall be charged $100.00 per CLEAR staff presentation of any duration less than one hour (breaks included).

3. Businesses and for-profit enterprises or corporations sponsoring programs at which faculty of the Center for Labor Education & Research are invited to speak or present instructional workshops or seminars shall be charged fees at competitive rates as negotiated with the director of the Center.

4. For distance education presentations an additional $5.00 will be charged for each participant viewing the presentation at a remote site.

5. Organizations sponsoring programs not on Oahu at which faculty of the Center for Labor Education & Research are invited to speak or present instructional workshops or seminars shall, in addition to the program fees described above, provide and/or pay for all necessary travel fares, accommodations and attendant expenses required.

C. Exemptions:

1. The above fees, with the exception of travel expenses as described in paragraph B-4, will not be applied to: 1. guest lectureships involving presentations made to students in primary or secondary schools; 2. guest lectureships presented to university or college students; or 3. presentations made for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or similar non-profit, youth organizations.

2. Individual enrollment fees, as prescribed in section A, may be waived by CLEAR's director for workers who are on strike, unemployed or otherwise suffering economic hardship.

[effective July 1995, revised 1-11-99; 8-15-00; 12-10-08; 12-8-10]


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