Customized Classes Off Campus: Sample Topics

The list below is intended to provide ideas based on classes the Labor Center has offered in recent years, but it is not an exhaustive list. If there is another topic or combination of topics your union is interested in, please give us a call at 319-335-4144 to discuss the possibilities for designing a class agenda to fit your needs.

  • Arbitration
  • Collective Bargaining: Preparation, legal framework, costing, negotiation skills, etc.
  • Common Sense Economics
  • Communication Skills and Strategies
  • Disability Issues and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Discrimination Issues in the Workplace
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Ergonomics
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Health & Safety: OSHA and other legal rights, safety committees, and more
  • Health Care
  • Immigration Issues
  • Internal Organizing/One-on-one Communication
  • International Trade and the Global Economy
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Labor History
  • Media Outreach
  • Mobilizing
  • New Member Education
  • Newsletters and Web Sites for Local Unions
  • Organizing
  • Parliamentary Procedure and Effective Meetings
  • Privacy Issues in the Workplace
  • Privatization, Outsourcing and Contracting Out
  • Public Sector Union Issues
  • Public Speaking
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Steward Education
  • Strategic Planning
  • Unemployment Law
  • Wage Payment Rights
  • Workers' Compensation in Iowa
  • Young Workers / Emerging Leaders