SoCal SMART TD Leaders Meet for Training in Irwindale

Yesterday, SMART Transportation Division Union leaders from Southern California met at the General Committee 875 offices in Irwindale, CA for the fourth and final installment of a training class designed to help improve negotiation, appeal and arbitration skills.

Yesterday's training involved a mock trial scenario where participants were given only 15 minutes to prepare an appeals case and then argue the case before a mock hearing officer.  Throughout the process participants were critiqued and strategies were shared so that best practices could be tried and tested.  With this training under their belts, Local Chairs and Vice Local Chairs will be better prepared for future negotiations, arbitration and appeals.