Agreement Writing (LR354)

Participants are given the opportunity to draft and analyze their own collective bargaining agreement language in the context of a negotiation. 

Key Topics

  • Writing clearly and succinctly, while focusing on the audiences for your agreement language
  • The maxims of contract interpretation
  • The interpretation of different words and phrases
  • How negotiations impact agreement language and vice-versa

Special Features

During this two-day workshop, you will have the opportunity to draft and analyze collective bargaining agreement language in the context of a negotiation.

Who Will Benefit

Labor relations, human resource, operations, and finance professionals who represent or support management in collective bargaining and negotiations.


Ellen Gallin Procida

Director, UFT Grievance Dept.

Debra Osofsky

Debra Osofsky, Esq. is an attorney with over 25 years of experience as a negotiator, advocate, problem-solver and teacher. Debra received a B.S. from Cornell ILR in 1985 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1989. She litigated with the law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts and Trowbridge, then advocated, negotiated and trained for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Ms. Osofsky has also served in leadership positions, as the Executive Director of AAUP-UMNDJ (a medical faculty Union) and as the National Director of News and Broadcast for the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (now SAG-AFTRA).


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