District Lodge 19

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Local Lodge 498 Chicago, IL  Training

Local Lodge 498 Chicago, IL Training

For Some time now, Local Lodge 498 (a large and diverse Local) has been searching for ways to improve dedication within the rank and file members, as well as improve the abilities of the Local Chairman and Committeemen to organize workers collectively. The Local executive board thought it best to also improve relationships with other Railroad Unions in order to better our position in the Labor Movement as well.  After seeing that District Lodge 19 is now conducting on-site training, the Local reached out to us for some ideas. Discussions with the Local Lodge president, Shaun O'Connor gave us an idea of what type of training could help. Next, after receiving completed surveys from most of the shop floor representatives, we put together an agenda. Like most Locals with several Railroad Carriers, we found that communication and relationships with Members and management were the areas needing the most attention. Some Local Reps. didn’t know who or how the hierarchy worked within the District, Local or the Grand Lodge. So, we set up to have ten hours of training (classroom style) at a local hotel on July 25th and 26th. As a unique twist, Local 498 invited Leaders from other Railroad Unions and other District 19 Locals in the Chicago land area. Click to learn more about Local Lodge 498 on site training


Please contact me at the below phone number or email if your Local is interested in on-site training. The Local would only need to provide a location for the training and an explanation of the topic they feel training is needed in. Also, if their are any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Phone: 865-335-3593  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In Solidarity,

Andrew Sandberg Assistant to PDGC / DL 19 Educator