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Bargaining Bootcamp – Deer Creek State Park

November 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am - November 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

OEA’s Bargaining Boot Camp 2.0 is an intensive, team-based training that involves learning about and incorporating essential organizing and bargaining concepts into your local association’s bargaining preparation. Participants will also be provided local-specific financial and health insurance analyses and a core contract language assessment. Bargaining teams will walk away from this weekend with dozens of tools they can immediately use to prepare for a successful contract campaign.

Check-in for each boot camp will begin at 9:00 a.m. each Saturday and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m. The boot camp will conclude by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. All meals, materials, and overnight lodging will be provided for each participant by OEA, without cost to the local.

To ensure maximum participation each offering will be limited to a total of 48 participants, including each local’s OEA Labor Relations Consultant (LRC).

Selection for acceptance into a boot camp will be based on two factors:

  • Willingness and availability of a local’s entire bargaining team to participate in the boot camp; and,
  • Expiration of the local’s collective bargaining agreement during the 2021-2022 school year.

Registration will be accomplished by the “team leader” registering their entire team. To complete the registration, the team leader will need confirmation from each participant that they are willing to attend and the following information:

  • Member’s Name
  • Home Email Address
  • Contact Phone number
  • Any known food allergies or dietary restrictions

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Questions? Contact Eric Watson-Urban, Collective Bargaining, and Research Consultant at or Kelli Shealy, Research Technician at

This program is offered by the OEA Education Policy Research & Member Advocacy department.


November 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am
November 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
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Ohio Education Association