January 01, 1900

Webinar - June 7: The Role of the Union - When Members Experience Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking

Join the Worker Institute at Cornell ILR
on Thursday, June 7, 2012
for the 1st in an Occasional Series of Webinars About:

The Role of the Union

When Members Experience Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking

Recent studies document the increasing prevalence of incidents of gender-based violence, which can impact your members' health, job performance, and workplace safety. Many workers experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking feel that they have to "cope" on their own. Unions can play a supportive role, as can employee or member assistance programs. In this session, you will learn:

· About the scope and impact of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking

· An overview of the root causes of gender-based violence

· How representatives from the union, EAP or MAP can appropriately respond

· What kinds of contract language or workplace policies can help

· How to identify and make referrals to appropriate assistive services

· What can be done when the perpetrator and victim are both in the workplace

· What union and workplace resources exist for those victimized by violence and their workplace allies


KC Wagner, Faculty, The Worker Institute at Cornell ILR

Maya Raghu, Esq., Futures Without Violence

Pete Navratil: Co-founder, Rochester's STAND UP GUYS

DATE: Thursday, June 7, 2012
TIME: 1:00-2:15 Pm (Eastern Time)
COST: $ no charge

Subsequent Sessions in this series will be on topics such as:

The Role of the Union: When Members Return from Active Duty

The Role of the Union: When Bridging Generational Differences

The Role of the Union: In Respecting A Diverse Membership

What is a webinar?
A webinar is a "live" interactive opportunity to learn anywhere in the world without leaving your office. It's a convenient and easy method of learning for people with busy schedules.

Utilizing your computer's internet capabilities you will access:

* An expert's audio presentation
* Visual PowerPoint slides
* Opportunities to ask questions

It's as easy as (1) You sign up (2) We send you a link via e-mail (3) You click on the link - listen and watch the presentation.

For more information on this webinar series or to register, go to our website at: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/laborPrograms/leadership/laborStudies/webinars/index.html