On Deck: Spanish Leadership I & Spanish Collective Bargaining

The William W. Winpisinger Center will host its first Spanish program of the year March 26-31, when it welcomes members to Spanish Leadership I. Identifying and educating these Spanish speaking brothers and sisters in the ranks has become very important to the IAM in its efforts to reach out to our diverse membership.

Bilingual Machinist members are the bridge to the non-English speakers within our union and the communities and play a vital role in organizing. The Spanish Leadership classes at W3 provide the tools necessary for grassroots activists to promote and protect the labor movement. These are the next generation of leaders who will educate the Spanish speaking population within our communities.

Collective Bargaining in Spanish is scheduled from April 2-7. There are several other Spanish programs that target the various levels of union leadership education as well as Staff classes including Collective Bargaining and Organizing I, both offered in Spanish.

The complete lists of Spanish classes for 2017 are as follows:

March 26-31              Spanish Leadership I

April 2-7                     Collective Bargaining in Spanish

April 30-May 5          Organizing I Program in Spanish

May 14-19                  Spanish Leadership II

August 20-25            Spanish Train-The-Trainer

September 10-15     Spanish Leadership II

September 24-29    Spanish Advanced Leadership

October 8-13            Spanish Leadership I

Please note that enrollments in any of the Spanish Leadership programs do not count against your Lodge’s regular Leadership school allotments. 

Click here to download enrollment forms in either Spanish or English directly from the Winpisinger Center’s website.

If you have any questions about the Spanish Leadership Programs or need any additional information, please contact Edmundo Osorio at 301-373-8814 or eosorio@iamaw.org.