Collective Bargaining Basics
Webinar Series, Part 2 – Evening Course

Training Training Department

This course is geared towards negotiating team members, and provides the basic skill and knowledge needed to understand the entire process of negotiating a contract. Part 1 covers the legal framework of collective bargaining, provides an overview of the process, and explains the roles and responsibilities of negotiators. In Part 2, after lunch, we focus on ways to ensure the negotiating team can work effectively, provides best practices for identifying issues and setting priorities, and shows how contract campaigns can be used to improve the success of negotiations.

You will complete only one registration to attend both of the Monday evening courses.


The CFT is offering Collective Bargaining Basics in two ways — on a single Saturday or on two Monday evenings. Local unions are encouraged to have teams train together. Follow-up trainings for each local team may be scheduled after the course concludes.

  Day Date Time Topic
PARTS 1 & 2 Sat October 10 10am–2:30pm Legal Framework for Collective Bargaining & Working Together as a Negotiating Team
PART 1 Mon October 12 4–6pm Legal Framework for Collective Bargaining
PART 2 Mon October 26 4–6pm Working Together as a Negotiating Team

About Our Webinar Series

When you register to attend this CFT Zoom training, you will receive email confirmation of your registration directly from Zoom. The email will contain the link to join the videoconference from your PC, Mac, iOS or Android device, as well as the phone number if you choose to call in for your audio.