Member Organizing

Below is a list of NEARI organizing trainings and events. Our full calendar is on the Calendar & Events Page. Check back often, or - even better - download the NEARI mobile app "NEARI NOW" through your smartphone app store. The full list of all events will be at your fingertips, and you can download the dates to your own cellphone calendar.

August 2017

NEARI GOTV Canvass for Dawn Euer

Saturday, August 19

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
34 Bliss Rd. Newport

Please join us as we help Dawn across the finish line with a day of action! Dawn's team needs volunteers to canvass the Senate District 13 (Newport | Jamestown) and knock doors encouraging voters to get to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 22 and vote for Dawn.

Meet up for a walk shift from 10am-12pm. Bring friends! RSVP to let us know you're coming.

Never canvassed before? No worries, it's easy! Folks will be on hand to guide you through.

Together, let's ensure we Get Out the Vote for Dawn!

RSVP Now!

NEARI-PACE strongly supports Dawn Euer for State Senate District 13.

September 2017

Member Organizers Training

Thursday, September 7

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
NEARI HQ 99 Bald Hill Rd Cranston

Designated Member Organizers: join us and your K-12 colleagues from across the state as we initiate this pilot outreach project. Learn about the role of a Member Organizer, develop new skills, outline responsibilities, expectations and timelines. Refreshments provided.

Register now

 

New Member Orientation I

Wednesday, September 13

4:30-7:00 p.m.
NEARI HQ 99 Bald Hill Rd. Cranston

Join us and your colleagues from across the state to learn more about National Education Association Rhode Island at our New Member Orientation. Refreshments provided. We will cover: who is NEARI, why unions matter, your basic rights, know your contract, understanding pay & benefits, what do I need to know about tenure, evaluations, and more.

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New Presidents: Rights & Responsibilities

Monday, September 18

4:30-7:00 p.m.
NEARI HQ 99 Bald Hill Rd. Cranston

Learn more about your new position as Local President and gain access to resources to assist in your success.

Register Now

 

October 2017

New Member Orientation II

Thursday, October 12

4:30-7:30 p.m.
NEARI HQ 99 Bald Hill Rd. Cranston

Join us and your colleagues from across the state to learn more about National Education Association Rhode Island at our New Member Orientation. We'll talk about NEARI, why unions matter, your basic rights, knowing your contract, understanding pay & benefits, tenure, evaluations, and more. Refreshments provided.

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November 2017

Grievance Training

Thursday, November 2

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
NEARI HQ 99 Bald Hill Rd Cranston

Soup-to-nuts training you won't want to miss! Learn: writing a contract grievance, writing a discipline grievance, arbitrability and past practice, your right to information (and the ULP), role of a union rep (not a potted plant), Weingarten Rights (use 'em or lose 'em), the duty of fair representation (and how to beat back a lawsuit).

Every attendee receives a copy of the limited edition Little Red Grievance Guide. Once you own one, you won't be able to live without it! Refreshments served. 

Your trainer: John Leidecker

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December 2017

 

January 2018

Winter Bargaining Conference

Saturday, January 6 

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Negotiating or renegotiating a contract in 2018? Join NEARI for our Winter Bargaining Conference! A full day of engagement and training to assist you and your team in success at the bargaining table. Learn the fundamentals of writing proposals, conducting research, tackling legalities, building community, and more. 

Anticipated participants are those Local teams who are negotiating a contract for their unit in the coming year. This year, we are offering the conference at no additional cost to our members. 

Deadline for registration is December 15, 2017


 

Agenda and registration coming soon!

 

February 2018

 

March 2018

March Institute

March 9-10, 2018

Whispering Pines Conference Center. 

Please visit the March Institute page for more information! 

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