Digital Trainings

The AFL-CIO runs web-based training sessions that can be joined remotely as long as you have access to a computer and a phone. Our training calendar is updated regularly and covers the following (click on a topic to view upcoming trainings):

Zoom Training

To attend a webinar on Zoom web and video conferencing, just click on the appropriate training below.

Upcoming Zoom Training Calendar:

Level One—Basic (“Zoom 101”)
The AFL-CIO offers these Level One—Basic trainings that cover some governance concepts.
We recommend joining 5 minutes early to register:

 Dec. 1, 2020, 1 p.m. Eastern Time: Click here to register

Zoom Breakout Meetings
Learn how to manage your breakout meetings.
 Please check back soon for updates.

Level One—Basic (Zoom/ATT)
Zoom/ATT has offered some additional basic training (no governance issues were covered).
These training sessions were open to anyone and were run by Zoom representatives.
You can view a previously recorded training here.

Level Two—Governance Training (for State Federations and CLCs)
We recommend joining 5 minutes early to register:

 Dec. 2, 2020, 12 p.m. Eastern Time: Click here to register
 Dec. 2, 2020, 7 p.m. Eastern Time: Click here to register
 Dec. 9, 2020, 12 p.m. Eastern Time: Click here to register
 Dec. 9, 2020, 7 p.m. Eastern Time: Click here to register
 Dec. 16, 2020, 12 p.m. Eastern Time: Click here to register
 Dec. 16, 2020, 7 p.m. Eastern Time: Click here to register

Level Three—Endorsements and Conventions (for State Federations and CLCs)
 Please check back soon for updates.

General Governance Trainings (for State Federations and CLCs)
We recommend joining 5 minutes early to register:
Code of Conduct Designee Training:
 Please check back soon for updates.
Conducting Your Convention via Zoom: Peer to Peer Learning:
 Please check back soon for updates.
Power of Online Space: Large Group Meetings, Gatherings and Conventions
 Please check back soon for updates.
State Federation NAFP and Labor Key Training
 Please check back soon for updates.

State/Local Policy (for Affiliate Legislative Directors, State Federations and CLCs)
 Please check back soon for updates.

Tech Support Lead Level 1 Training
 Please check back soon for updates.

Zoom Resources
 You can get started with trainings right away by going to the Zoom support page.

Zoom Office Hours
 Please check back soon for updates.

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“Am I Safe @ Work” Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a health and safety crisis in workplaces across the country, with working families in nearly every industry being placed in life or death situations simply by showing up to work. Faced with this obstacle, they are turning to collective action to demand that their employers do more to keep them safe at work. This webinar is the first of three in a series highlighting the AFL-CIO’s Am I Safe @ Work Campaign. Join this conversation as member activists and union organizers share their experiences on how they've used health & safety issues in non-union workplaces to build worker committees, move workers to action, and empower workers to win better protections at work during this pandemic. They will share challenges (and solutions) of getting new organizing campaigns off the ground in this pandemic. We will also provide a demonstration of www.amisafeatwork.org, a tool that unions can use to probe non-union workplaces and educate workers around COVID-19 health and safety issues.

“Am I Safe @ Work” Webinar:
 Please check back soon for updates.

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Common Sense Economics (CSE) Conversations

Due to the small, interactive nature of these conversations, registration is limited and early registration is highly recommended.

Global Crisis, Global Solution:
 Please check back soon for updates.
The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Women:
 Please check back soon for updates.
The Role of Government During a Crisis:
 Please check back soon for updates.
What is a Recession?:
 Please check back soon for updates.
Why Vote?:
 Please check back soon for updates.
Why Vote by Mail?:
 Please check back soon for updates.
Women and the COVID Economy:
 Dec. 2, 2020, 12 p.m. Eastern Time: Click here to register
Workplace Safety:
 Please check back soon for updates.

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It’s All Digital Now: Adjusting Communications to an All-Online World

Writing for the Web:
 Please check back soon for updates.
Digital Training: Social Strategies:
 Please check back soon for updates.
Video Tools and Processes: Zoom, Interviews, and Editing:
 Please check back soon for updates.
Basic Podcast Audio Editing:
 Please check back soon for updates.

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UnionHall Training

The AFL-CIO uses UnionHall, a powerful website-building tool, for state and local organizations. Please RSVP by clicking on the training below that you wish to attend. After you RSVP for a training, you will receive an auto thank you email with login information. We will send you a reminder email the day of the training.

UnionHall FAQ

Upcoming UnionHall Webinar Training Calendar:
 Dec. 3, 2020, 1 p.m. Eastern Time: Click here to register
 Dec. 17, 2020, 1 p.m. Eastern Time: Click here to register

UnionHall Training Videos:
Full UnionHall training (1:29:44)
You’ve got your login email, what do you do now? (12:25)
Logging In and Creating New Admins (2:48)
Article Creation (25:51)
Adding Articles and Featured Content (17:31)
Social Properties (4:47)
Updating the "About Us" Section and Officers Bios (8:46)
The Event Calendar (5:15)
The Menu Bar (15:39)
Creating Actions (11:15)

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Action Network E-Activist Tools

Upcoming Action Network Training Calendar:
 Dec. 1, 2020, 3 p.m. Eastern Time: Click here to RSVP

Action Network Resources
Action Network Support—Training Documentation, Videos and FAQ

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Webinars for Union Leaders

The AFL-CIO hosts occasional webinars to train new union officers and designees.

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LaborKey Per Caps Tool

CLC LaborKey Training:
 Please check back soon for updates.

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