The Spanish Leadership I program held its first class for 2017, which included members from across the U.S., including Puerto Rico.
The William W. Winpisinger Center (W3) will host Spanish Leadership II from May 14-19, 2017. The Spanish Leadership II program mirrors its English counterpart, in that it provides local and district lodges with trained and skilled unionists who can communicate with workers in both languages.
The Spanish programs at W3 are a great way to tap into the fastest growing sector of workers in the nation. With today’s political environment, Spanish Leadership classes are more important than ever before.
We need to educate our members so that they can become more active in their locals and communities throughout the IAM and the labor movement. 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 go out and educate the Spanish speaking population within our communities.
The enrollment deadline is fast approaching. Talk to your membership, lodge leaders, at the local, district and all levels, about the importance of these Spanish classes. Let’s identify participants and encourage them to participate by sending these Spanish-speaking members to the upcoming Spanish Leadership class at the Winpisinger Center.
There are several other Spanish programs that target the various levels of union leadership education, as well as staff classes. The Spanish classes for 2017 are as follows:
May 14-19 SPANISH LEADERSHIP II
Aug 20-25 SPANISH TRAIN-THE-TRAINER
Sep 10-15 SPANISH LEADERSHIP II
Sep 24-29 SPANISH ADVANCED LEADERSHIP
Oct 08-13 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.