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Rosann Barker/NWPA ALF
15 Aug, 2022
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We proudly announce that the educational classes are now being offered as blended training. You may join us in person at the AFSCME DC 85 Hall 1st Floor meeting room located at 1276 Liberty St., Franklin, PA 16323 OR VIA ZOOM. 
Classes will be held from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM on the respective dates The classes are FREE and open to all union members. These interactive pieces of training give the participants an opportunity to comment and ask questions, adding to the value of participating.  Tim McNamara from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) will teach these classes and in some classes, he will be joined by other equally knowledgeable instructors.

Our Workplace Safety and Safety Committees Class will have two additional instructors Mark Harmon a Compliance Assistance Specialist from OSHA’s Erie Office and  Rep. Pat Harkins who will discuss legislation he introduced and is championing that would enable public sector workers the protection of OSHA.

For those choosing to join us via zoom, the link after each course description is a registration link, After registering you will be sent an email with a link for the training and the option of adding it to your calendar for easy access and reminders. For those attending in person please RSVP via email to, we will need a count for food. Since many of you will be coming straight from work we will serve some refreshments.
We hope you will join us for one or more of these classes!

Dates and Training Offerings Course Descriptions

Tuesday, September 13th - Investigating and Preparing Grievances. This presentation will present, in more detail than the previous grievance handling presentations, grievance handling with more in-depth information on how to effectively investigate and prepare grievances. Register in advance for this class:

Tuesday, November 15TH Workplace Safety and Safety Committees. Workplace safety is an ever-present priority for unions and the members they represent. You will be presented with information relative to regulations as well as the role and function of work site safety committees and how to effectively structure and operate them.
Register in advance for this CLASS: 

Tuesday, November 22nd -Labor History. There is a rich history in the US with respect to the labor movement. This is especially true for Western Pennsylvania. You will be presented with chronological facts and anecdotes that highlight the history of the labor movement. 
Register in advance for this class :

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you in class!