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Bargaining Boot Camp – Marriott Cincinnati Northeast (Southwest)

October 26 @ 9:00 am - October 27 @ 8:00 pm

OEA Bargaining Bootcamp
OEA Bargaining Bootcamp
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OEA’s Bargaining Boot Camp is an intensive, team-based training designed to learn about and incorporate essential organizing and bargaining concepts into your local association’s bargaining preparation. Bargaining teams will walk away from this weekend with dozens of tools they can immediately use to prepare for a successful contract campaign including local-specific financial and health insurance information and a core contract language assessment. This year’s training will include both full team training and separate tracks for new participants and those that have previously attended a boot camp.

Check-in for each boot camp will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and the program will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Participants should plan to attend the entire day on Saturday as the program will not end until approximately 8:00 p.m. The boot camp will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday and will conclude by 2:00 p.m. OEA will cover the cost of all on-site meals, materials, and single occupancy lodging on Saturday night for each participant.

To ensure maximum participation each boot camp will be limited to a total of 75 participants, including each local’s OEA Labor Relations Consultant (LRC). 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 2023-2024 school year.

Boot camps will be held in four geographic areas of the state on the following dates. A local can apply to attend any of the offerings. To see all dates and locations, visit the main Bargaining Boot Camp webpage.

October 26-27
Marriott Cincinnati Northeast (Southwest)
Registration Deadline September 20


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.



October 26 @ 9:00 am
October 27 @ 8:00 pm
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