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  • Steward Conference Break-Out Sessions

    Information regarding the April Steward Conference

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    Thursday April 28, 2016Hershey Lodge located at 325 University Dr. Hershey, PA 17036  

    1:00 PM                       Registration Opens
    2:00 PM                       Pre-conference Workshop: Strategies for Dealing with Harassment at work
    3:15 PM                       Pre-conference Workshop: Understanding Collective Bargaining
    4:30 PM                       Pre-conference Workshop:Workers’ Compensation- Know your Rights
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM      Welcome Reception and Dinner

    Friday April 29, 2016Hershey Lodge located at 325 University Dr. Hershey, PA 17036  

    7:00 AM                        Breakfast with Guest Speaker

    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM       General Sessions, Break-out Sessions, and Guest Speakers


    *RESPONSE REQUIRED.  Please indicate your preferences for the break-out sessions below.  Each steward will attend two break-out sessions on Friday, April 29.  Seats are limited and are on a first-come, first served basis.  Please rank the sessions 1 through 5, with 1 being your top choice, and 5 being your last choice.  You must rank ALL the choices below.   

    *First name:
    *Last name:


    *Strategies for Dealing with Harassment in the Workplace:

    *Note: This workshop is also being offered as a pre-conference workshop at 2:00 PM on Thursday.  If you plan on attending this session on Thursday, please rank this workshop as N/A.

    Facilitator: Stuart Davidson, Esq., Willig, Williams & Davidson 
    Description: Information on identifying and responding to harassment based on gender, race, sexual preference and gender identity.  


    *How Workers Win

    Facilitators: John Meyerson, Consultant on Legislation & Political Action; Bill DeWeese, Former House Speaker & UFCW Government Affairs Consultant;  and Pete Shelly, President, ShellyLyons Public Affairs  
    Description: Learn how workers can fight back against anti-union legislation that aims to hurt workers.  Explore examples of successful campaigns like PLCB and privatization attempts, Paycheck Deception, and Workers Comp.  

    **This session is now full**

    *Financial Security for You and Your Family

    Facilitator:    Joe Hicks, Savitz 
    Description:  Financial security impacts every aspect of our lives so preparing for the future is more important than ever.   This workshop explores financial security through personal savings, 401(k)s, IRAs, and pensions.  It will also show the value of saving small amounts over a long period of time, and offer tips on what to consider as you approach improving your financial security. 

    **This session is now full**

    *Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

    Facilitators: Robin Williams, UFCW International Vice President and Director of the Civil Rights and Community Action Department; Angela Peoples, Co-Director, GetEQUAL
    Gregory Cendana, Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance 
    Description: We are stronger when we stand united as one.  This workshop will explore the concept of strength in diversity, but also discuss how as union leaders, we must represent all members equally.  

    *The Global Economy and Unions

    Facilitators: Mark Lauritsen, International Vice President and Director of the Food Processing, Packing and Manufacturing Division; Chris Snyder, Lead Representative, UFCW Local 1776 
    Description: Learn how Local 1776 has reached out to and worked with various sisters and brothers in other countries to benefit Local 1776 members, whether in organizing or collective bargaining.  Firsthand accounts and experiences will be discussed about the role of the UFCW within the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering and Allied Workers (IUF) organization and how global solidarity operates and functions in this global economy.

    *Will you need Spanish translation?
    *Are you bringing a guest?
    Additional Comments or Suggestions:
    (* = Answer Required)

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