Women's Conference 2000 Workshops
- Workshop #1
Managing Personal and Professional Stress
- Presenter - Brenda Boyd-Bell,
How to balance home, work, handle the stress of working in a mans world and deal with letdowns.
- Workshop #2
Working Women and the World Wide Web:
Resources and Programs to Keep You Informed and Connected
- Presenter - Claire Grenewald,
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Communications Dept.
An overview of the exciting new Teamster Internet programs, the new Working Families portal and other web-related resources to help navigate a way through the web to find meaningful resources and information for you and your family.
- Workshop #3
Organizing for the Future
- Presenters - Bernadette
McCulloch and Paula Machello,
IBT Organizing and Strategic Initiatives Departments.
Organizing is the lifeblood of the labor union. This presentation gave new ideas on organizing and how to become involved.
- Workshop #4
History of Labor, Yesterday and Today
- Presenter - Judy Ancel,
University of Missouri Institute for Labor Studies
A North American Workshop focus of womens role in labor history.
- Workshop #5
How our Teamsters Union Works
- Presenter - Cindy Impala,
IBT Department of Education
A look at how the Teamsters Union is structured and the processes used in the workplace to resolve issues, grievance and non-contractual issues between labor and management and between members.
- Workshop #6
Working Women and Politics What You Need to Know
- Presenters - Jan Oliver, Jennifer Esposito, Christy Bailey, Nancy Yoke,
IBT Government Affairs and DRIVE Departments
Politics affects workingwomen every minute of the day. From the price you pay for gasoline to the number of playgrounds in your neighborhood, politics has an amazing impact on your everyday life. This workshop discussed several hot legislative battles currently being fought by the IBT, as well as how you can make your voice heard in the political process.
- Workshop #7
Negotiating Contracts: A Framework for Collective Bargaining
- Presenter - Mary Hardiman,
IBT Department of Education
This workshop provided an overview of how bargaining works and what drives the process. Special emphasis was placed on how to develop effective committees and ways to reach positive outcomes.
- Workshop #8
Teamster Human Resource Programs: T. A. P. Into Them!
- Presenters - Jean C. Dunn and Russ Orth,
School-to-Work and Joint Council 56
Insight and skills to help yourself and others find resources to deal with work/life issues (substance abuse, financial, personal, family, violence, rape, literacy etc.) Information included guidance for contract language to establish a T. A. P. program at your local, how to make referrals to the program, and working with employers and insurance companies to get the best benefit for members.
- Workshop #9
Womens Issues and Rights
- Presenters - Attorneys Nicole Pollard, Susan Jansen, and Diane Brown,
IBT Legal Department and Logothetis, Pence and Doll
Your rights under the Family Medical Leave Act and how this law works in conjunction with your negotiated contract language. Also, the issue of pay equity.
- Workshop #10
Women & Investing
- Presenter - Elizabeth McKown,
State Street Research
Long-term investing topics and concepts, and the unique challenges and issues that women investors must face. It also outlined some key steps to help women specifically plan for the long-term retirement savings.
- French Workshop #11
Violence at Work
- Presenter - Brigitte Sottile,
This workshop was conducted in French and covered the definition of violence, the rights of victims and the responsibility of the employer.