At Princeton, we believe it is important to provide all employees with opportunities to learn and develop in order to be more effective in their jobs. To this end, we provide specialized training sessions geared for managers of union employees and also for employee union stewards.
For information about the training sessions and classes described below, please contact Nakia T. Townsend, 8-8682.
Training Session Descriptions
Managing in a Union Environment
The session covers topics that managers should think about when managing employees represented by unions, primarily the challenges and opportunities that are present in such a relationship. Part of the session is about understanding the role that unions play and their impact and relationship with Princeton University. The rest of the session covers effective strategies to foster respectful and collaborative relationships.
The Legal Rights of a Union Steward
The session provides participants with a more thorough knowledge of the legal rights of union stewards as provided under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and other state and federal statutes. Particular emphasis is placed upon the Duty of Fair Representation and the Grievance Process. The purpose of the session is to assist participants in interacting as collaborative members of a labor management team working toward common goals while ensuring alignment with Princeton University’s mission and vision.
Additional Training Sessions & Potential Opportunities
Labor Relations supports employee participation in the following programs:
- Excelling at Princeton: GED preparation
- Excelling at Princeton: basic and advanced math and communications skills
- HR’s Core Learning Curriculum
- Management Development Certificate Program: offered through HR’ Core Learning Curriculum
- SEIU Summer Transfer Program
Other offsite training sessions that HR has sponsored are:
- Labor Staff: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) National Policy Forum: Immigration and the American Workforce, Washington DC, June 2007
- Labor Staff: Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation, Interest Based Bargaining, Boston, MA, July 2007
- Union: American Arbitration Association (AAA) Master Class in Grievance Administration, Philadelphia, PA, October 2007
- Union/Management: Labor Arbitration Institute (LAI) Labor Law and Labor Arbitration Workshop, Miami, FL, February 2008