Supervisor's Toolbox: Leadership in a Union Environment


Up to 20 participants / 4 - 5 Hour Session

ON SITE: $2,500 per session plus traditional travel expenses

VIRTUAL: $1,500 flat fee
Virtual sessions can be presented in live and interactive
one (1) hour modules for scheduling convenience.

Call (517) 324-9266 or email for further information

Corrective Discipline/Discharge

Just Cause & Due Process
Corrective/Progressive Discipline
Establishing & Enforcing Work Rules
Conducting Disciplinary Investigation
Weingarten Rights

Unfair Labor Practice Charges

Basics of the NLRA
Common Supervisor ULPs
Unintended Threats/Promises

Grievances and Grievance Procedures

Grievance and Arbitration Procedures
Conducting a Grievance Investigation
Writing Answers to Grievances
Dealing With Untimely Grievances
Controlling “Grievance-Bargaining”
Screening Grievances for Arbitration

Past Practice

Past Practice Definition
Elements of Past Practice
Use of Past Practice
Modification of Past Practice
How to Eliminate a Practice

Elements of Discipline/Discharge under “Just Cause” including

  • Absenteeism
  • Abusive Conduct/ Threats
  • Drug/Alcohol Issues
  • Falsification of Documents
  • Insubordination
  • Intimidation/Bullying
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Off Duty Misconduct
  • Social Media Issues
  • Sleeping on the Job
  • Theft
  • Poor Performance
  • Workplace Discrimination

Contract Interpretation Standards

Clear and Unambiguous Language
Intent of the Parties
Avoidance of a Forfeiture
Avoidance of a Harsh, Absurd or Nonsensical Result
Agreement to be Construed as a Whole