Each year, North Dakota United proudly hosts trainings in advocacy and bargaining for all of our members. In past years, these trainings have been combined together in our NDU Advocacy and Bargaining Conference. In 2017, Bargaining: Strategy in Action trainings will be held at five locations across the state, from Oct. 24 to Nov. 2. Information will be coming soon on our Advocacy Conference.

Our advocacy and bargaining trainings are put together to deliver valuable training to our local leaders and activists on how to advocate effectively for your professions, your union and your members. NDU members from every constituency – K-12 teachers, ESP and PSRP, higher education faculty and staff, public employees, students and retired workers – are all invited to participate.

The purpose of these trainings is to provide each NDU constituency group an opportunity to learn what is happening in their union at the national and state levels, as well as to provide insight into the issues, challenges and victories that members at the local level are experiencing.

Locals and chapters should take the opportunity to “draft your dream team” – bring your officers, your committee chairs, your most active and engaged members along with you, and team up to attend all of the available sessions on behalf of your entire local!

Register now for the 2017 Bargaining: Strategy in Action training! Click on the link below for the city nearest you. Each training will run from 5-8 p.m., and dinner will be served. We will train to the full group in Strategy, Basics and Debriefing during dinner, from 5-6:30, and then two concurrent sessions will run each night from 6:30-8: Finance and Salary Schedules or Contract Language and Analysis. 

Williston: Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Williston Community Library, 1302 Davidson Drive
Minot: Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Minot Public Library, 516 2nd Ave SW
Bismarck: Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Bismarck Public Library, 515 N. 5th Street
Grand Forks: Wednesday, Nov. 1, at UND Memorial Union, Badlands & Memorial rooms (2nd floor)
Fargo: Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Wingate, 4429 19th Ave. SW