• Teaching the teachers for WILD
    Dietra, Joanie and Latia enjoy a moment
  • NS CLC Education Conference
    Small group discussions at the Ed Con
  • PASS Organizers training
    Professional Aviation Safety Specialists
  • Defending the Public Sector conference at UMass Dartmouth
    Economics workshop at UMD conference
  • WILD Summer Institute
    Anneta Argyres leads session
  • SEIU 888 Stewards Training
    watching a grievance hearing role play
  • Rally for Temp Workers' Rights
  • Popular Education for the MTA

UMass Labor Extension Program

The UMass. Labor Extension Program is a state wide effort, based in the UMass campuses at Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell, to provide training and education to workers, their unions, and other workers' organizations. The focus of the program is on strengthening these organizations, increasing activism, and building the skills necessary to effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of the workforce.

Since 1995, the Labor Extension Program has provided hands-on training and technical assistance to workers, union members and community organizations to help them fully and effectively represent an increasingly diverse membership, to train a new generation of union leaders to face the challenges of the future, and to prepare all workers, organized and unorganized to exercise their full rights in the work place and the community.

While our educational sessions are as diverse as the participants we attract, one simple principle unites everything we do: linking education with action to build a stronger labor movement.

News and Announcements

Labor Educators "Squaretable"

The Labor Educators "Squaretable" is an informal group of labor (and community) educators who practice popular education and meet from time to time to share ideas and curriculum.

Join labor educators from across the state as we learn from each other and hone our skills.  We will be discussing, and participating in demonstrations, about labor and the environment, political education at this moment and labor education around immigration.

November 15, 10am-2pm, at the Boston Teachers Union  189 Mt. Vernon St. in Dorchester.

For more information, contact Kim Wilson kwilson@umassd.edu

UMass Dartmouth Dubin Labor Education Center to hold annual awards banquet on October 17

Save the Date! Please join us for the UMass Dartmouth Arnold M. Dubin Labor Educaiton Center's 44th Anniversary Banquet!

This year we will present the Arnold M. Dubin award to National President of UE, Peter Knowlton. The Annual Award Banquet is a unique opportunity that brings together labor and community leaders who have fought for justice in the workplace and beyond. Approximately 200 union and community activists and leaders attend each year to celebrate and forge our bonds for the work ahead

This gala event will take place at the Venus de Milo, 75 Grand Armuy of the Republic Highway,  Swansea. It will start with a reception at 6:00, followed by dinner at 6:30.

For more information contact Kim Wilson at kwilson@umassd.edu.

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Community and Culture at UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center

The UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center knows that life cannot be all struggle all the time. We all need art and recreation to keep us going. That is why they are involved in two ongoing projects that may seem putside the usual scope of activities for labor activists and academics: A Worker Arts Center and a bowling league.

Fall River Labor History Tour guides
Fall River Labor History Tour guides

UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center to sponsor a series of cultural and educational events

The Arnold Dubin Labor Education Center at UMass Dartmouth is kicking off the fall season with a series of educational and cultural events, starting with "The Strike of 28" a One Act Play, on Saturday, September 14; and culminating with its Annual Awards Banquet on October 17.

 

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