As I promised at our IUE-CWA Division Meeting in Orlando, the IUE-CWA will be holding Regional Steward and Bargaining Training Meetings this Spring to allow our Officers and Stewards the opportunity to attend training workshops that will be beneficial to them and their local unions. The first Regional Training Meeting will be at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019. All IUE Locals are welcome to attend, but I particularly encourage locals within driving distance of Memphis to send their stewards and officers to this training. Bargaining training will be Friday and Steward training on Saturday. You may attend one or both sessions.
The Peabody hotel will be $175 per night plus tax. Each local is responsible for contacting the hotel and making their own reservations. Please tell the hotel (1-800-PEABODY) that you are with the IUE-CWA group to get the special rate. There is no registration fee for the trainings, and breakfast will be supplied both days. To make it more affordable for Locals to attend this important training, IUE-CWA will reimburse up to $400 in hotel costs for each Local Union (upon request with hotel receipt).
Please send in the attached registration form if your local plans to send officers/stewards. If you have questions or concerns, please contact my assistant Laura Hagan at Lhagan@iuecwa.org or at 937-424-4568.
For your planning purposes, we have also attached a full list of the Regional training places and dates we have planned for this Spring.