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Learn About Workers' Rights!

With every passing day workers' rights keep getting chipped away. Come learn how you can help protect them!
Learn More about
Workers’ Rights

· Learn how to help workers in filing complaints with government agencies.
· Become a Worker Rights Advocate in your congregation or community-based organization.

In two days, you will learn about basic worker rights and how to assist workers in filing complaints with government agencies as well as the basics of direct action and union organizing.

Day 1: Workers’ Compensation, Union Organizing, Direct Action Organizing and Day Labor Project

Day 2: FMLA Regulations, Overtime, Wage and Hour Matters, Health and Safety, Discrimination, and Day Labor Service Act

When: Thursday, September 6th and Friday, September 7th 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Teamsters Local 705 Auditorium
1636 W. Van Buren
north of Polk/Medical Center stop on CTA Blue Line Train, 54/Cermak branch, behind 1645 W. Jackson, which is Teamsters Local 705

Cost: $25.00

Training sessions will be conducted in English by the Illinois Department of Labor, US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), and other organizations.

For more information, contact Jose Oliva or Beth Haag at (773) 728-8400
Please register by August 24.

Chicago Interfaith Committee on Worker Issues
Workers’ Rights Advocacy Training
September 6-7, 2001

Thursday, September 6
9.00-9.10 a.m.: Welcome and Background to CICWI
(Kristi Sanford/Jose Oliva, CICWI)
9.10-9.20 a.m.: General Introductions
(Jose, CICWI)
9.20-10.50 a.m.: Workers’ Compensation
(Mitch Davidson, Lewis, Davidson, & Hetherington Ltd.)
10.50-10.55 a.m.: Break
10.55-12.35 p.m.: Direct Action Organizing
(Chris Williams, Chicago Area Workers’ Center)
12.35-1.15 p.m.: Lunch
1.15-2.45 p.m.: Union Organizing
(Frank Fosco & Paul DiGrazia, Teamsters Local 705)
2.45-2.50 p.m.: Break
2.50-4.20 p.m.: Day Labor Project
(Rey Flores , Day Labor Organizing Committee)
4.20-4.30 p.m.: Debriefing
(facilitated by Jose)

Friday, September 7
9.00-9.15 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions
(Jose, CICWI)
9.15-10.45 a.m.: USDOL
(Robert Lisec, USDOL)
10.45-10.50 a.m.: Break
10.50-12.20 p.m.: IDOL
(Connie Knutti, IDOL)
12.20-1.00 p.m.: Lunch
1.00-2.30 p.m.: OSHA
(Nancy Quick, OSHA)
2.30-2.35 p.m.: Break
2.35-4.05 p.m.: EEOC
(Rita Coffey, EEOC)
4.05-4.30 p.m.: Debriefing
(facilitated by Jose)



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