The Labor Guild School is again offering a range of its popular labor-related courses, starting March 11 at its Braintree headquarters.
“The classes are excellent,” said Mike Kelly, a steward at the Massachusetts State Lottery for 38 years. “And it’s a great way to meet people from other unions and get ideas from them – learn how they solve problems.”
In particular, he praised the classes covering the duties of a steward and how to resolve conflict. “Those two are really helpful if you’re a steward or chapter chair, or thinking of getting involved,” said Kelly, who now works as a Local 888 political organizer.
From his experience, Kelly said, “If you can solve a problem before it becomes a grievance, that’s the best way to go.”All told, Kelly said, he’s taken 16 classes at the Labor Guild over the years.
Classes at the Labor Guild, in Braintree, are Monday nights March 11 to May 13. The cost is $125.00 for both periods. Members may be eligible for reimbursement if they complete the full semester. For more info on the classes, see: https://laborguild.com/school-of-labor-management-relations/courses/