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Orientation LS – 5 Grievance and ArbitrationJim WalkerInstructor, Labor Studies
Instructor’s Background 33 years as a labor advocate Specialized in grievance and arbitration, contract negotiation, organizing, political action, staff and organizational development Present: Labor relations consultant and educator LATTC labor educator – 15 years
Technology Firefox recommended PowerPoint: required if viewing slides statically with transcripts Quick Time Player: Use this program to view lectures in movie format with audio Microsoft Word Adobe PDF reader
Class Overview Essentials Designed to educate union members, officers and staff Understand the essential elements about grievance and arbitration process Analyze a variety of grievances Prepare for grievance meeting and arbitration hearing Examine arbitration decisions
Textbooks - Required 1. The Union Steward’s Completer Guide, 2nd edition 2. Labor Arbitration: What You Need to Know, revised 5th edition Estimated Cost: 1. $35.00, 2. $28.00 Available: www.amazon.com; www.barnesandnoble.com You will need book at the start of Block 3 – Grievance Basics - part 2
Instructor Office Hours Students should contact the instructor to arrange an appointment. Contact instructions are included in the syllabus. You may also communicate your concerns or questions via email or through Moodle message center.
Contact Information Moodle Message Center Select participant link Select Jim Walker Select message Compose and send email@example.com Last Option Phone: 661-839-2925
Update Profile Step 1 Select under Settings the link “My Profile Settings” on bottom left of your Moodle Screen. Step 2 Select Edit Profile Step 3 Please complete the description box by writing a brief biography of yourself. Step 4 Upload a digital photo of yourself Step 5 List a few interests or hobbies in the interest field Step 6 Select and click update button.
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Contingency Questions Where will you use a computer if your computer crashes or gets a virus? Where and how will you connect to the internet if you can not connect from your normal location? How will contact your instructor or another student if you can not do so through Moodle’s message center? What steps are you taking, or can you take to prevent loss of critical files associated with the class? What steps are you taking or can you take to always submit assignments on time and stay up with the class?
Class Online Structure Each segment is referred to as a “block The “Heading Outline contains essential information Title and number of the class Read First – course preliminary essentials Syllabus Textbook information
Curriculum Blocks 1 - 16 Blocks 1-16 contain the course curriculum Curriculum block 1 will be available on August 28 Curriculum blocks 2-16 will be released in sequence each week on Tuesday morning by 8 a.m.
Mid Term Exam Mid Term exam will be available on October 16 Review and Mid Term will be included with Block 8 25 questions (T/F and multiple choice) covering lessons presented in Blocks 1-7 Mid Term worth 50 pts. (2 pts each per question) Last day to complete exam is October 28
Final Exam Block 16 Final exam will be available on December 9 25 questions (T/F and multiple choice) all lessons Final Exam worth 50 pts. (2 pts. each per question) Last day to complete exam is December 16
Curriculum Block StructureEach curriculum block is formatted consistently and contains:Description of topicLesson Learning OutcomeLecture: video format with audio/Quick Time movie or PowerPoint w/o audio (most lessons) Reading VideoCase Study (when applicable)Forum or Assignment (alternate each lesson)Quiz or Exam (when scheduled)
Order of Study and Participation First: complete Reading assignment MP3 Listening assignment (if available) Video assignment Second: complete required work in the following order: Lecture Forum or Assignment Quiz or Exam (when applicable)
Forums Forum: Most curriculum blocks contains a forum. Each forum will consider topics or issues related to the lesson block Each student is required to post a forum reply in accordance with the theme and the instructions Each student is also required to reply to at least one student’s posting.
Assignments There are 7 assignments Most assignments are set up as online text (some will require uploading) With online text uploading a file is unnecessary When you click the assignment link the assignment appears Follow the directions of the assignment. Submit the answers to your assignment using the edit my submission button. Consider a cut and paste of questions to save time. Assignments must be submitted on time/no late assignments accepted
Quiz Four (4) quizzes will be administered Each quiz contains ten questions Each quiz is worth a total of 20 points All quizzes may contain multiple choice and/or true/false questions. A quiz may only be taken once
Grievance and Arbitration Project Each student will be required to process a grievance. Components will include 1. writing, 2. investigating, and 3. presenting a grievance. (each component is worth 20 pts.) Each student will be required to prepare for an arbitration hearing. Components will include preparation of an opening statement, and witness questions. (each component is worth 20 pts.) The project has a total accumulated value of 100 points The Student Learning Outcome, as required by the college, shall be based on the project Due Dates differ for each component. Refer to the lesson block project assignments
Personal Grade Review Select “Grades” under the Administration heading on left side of screen Your point values will show for all completed activities Grade categories include: Assignments Forums Quizzes Examinations Project Total accumulated points