RI Council 94 Training

Union 101

The goal of this 1/2 day program is to provide members with the general knowledge needed to become fully active and participatory members of the Union.  Members who participate in this training will learn about:

 -         The structure of the union

-          The Union’s Power

-          Legal rights as a member

-          How to read a contract

-          The roles of a steward/member activist


Grievance Handling

The goal of this 1/2 day program is to give members the knowledge they will need in order to process grievances.  Members who participate in this training course will learn:

 -         The five-step process of handling a grievance

-          How to utilize the AFSCME Grievance Fact Sheet

-          To interview an employee who may have a grievance

-          The importance of gathering written verification and proof

-          About the different sources of evidence

-          The skills needed in writing a formal grievance

Participants will also practice various aspects of grievance handling, such as, interviewing employees, writing grievances, and conducting step 1 grievance meetings with management.


Leadership Skills Enhancement

The goal of this this 1/2 day program is to provide leaders with additional skills and tools to help strengthen their locals. Participants of this training will learn:

 -         How to select the best workplace problems to mobilize members to take action

-          To develop and lead a group action around an actual workplace issue

-          To communicate one-on-one with members to provide information to take action

-          To engage new members and bring them into the Union

-          To move members to action

-          To conduct new employee orientations

-          To make local meetings more results driven, fun, and motivational so members return

Participants will also practice various aspects of leadership, such as, developing and leading a workplace action and communicating with members.

Upcoming trainings for Fall 2019 can be found here and will be listed in the calendar of events.

To register for upcoming trainings please submit a completed registration form to Alexis Lyman or John Burns or you may fax it to (401) 724-2060.  The registration form may be found here. 

AFSCME Leadership Academy

A variety of online interactive and self paced courses available to all RI Council 94 members.  Click here to visit AFSCME's On-line Leadership Academy.