The mission of the Training and Development Department is to create programs and materials that will build skills and enhance knowledge, as well as foster commitment and dedication within our union. Seminars for members, stewards, business agents, and officers provide the perfect opportunity to build union solidarity, mentor younger members and identify specific concerns of union membership and the labor movement.
"Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid and protection."
The IBT Training and Development Department will conduct a TLA to give an overview of the Railway Labor Act on May 29-31 at the IBT Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This training is designated for those who represent members in the airline or rail industries.
The Cornell ILR Online Labor Studies Program is offering a program that provides busy union activists with an opportunity to take college credit courses without regard to their location or work schedules. Read more.
The IBT Training and Development Department will conduct a TLA on Arbitration for local union officers and business agents on March 12-14, 2013 at the IBT Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Instructors will provide the basics of handling a case, including preparation for arbitration, evidence and witnesses.
The 23rd annual Regina V. Polk Women’s Labor Leadership Conference will be held May 30-June 2, 2013. The four-day conference focuses on developing women’s knowledge, activism and leadership skills, and is coordinated by the Labor Education Program of the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations. Read more.
The IBT Training & Development Department will conduct a Teamsters Leadership Academy on Organizing for Justice and Power!! The five-day program will be held at Teamsters Local 631 and will teach participants how to build a successful organizing local by following the steps of the IBT’s Comprehensive Campaign Strategy.