UMass Labor Programs

Visions of Labor: Film and Worker Voices

The UMass (Amherst) Labor Center invites you to join us November 8-10 for an exciting event, Visions of Labor: Film and Worker Voices. Together, as workers and social justice activists, we will watch and discuss labor films, along with worker-created videos, as we explore the power of worker stories and how these stories can be used to inspire reflection and spur creative action. You’ll also have the opportunity to get a sneak preview of a major labor film in-progress, and hear from the film’s award-winning director. The films and videos shown will reflect the diversity of the labor movement and working people, and our discussions together will highlight the many ways in which worker voices can be effectively heard.

You can download a flyer from the announcement for this event under the "Upcoming Events" tab

UMass Dartmouth hosts event celebrating history of Pride at Work in Provincetown Aug 24


This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Rebellion.
 

In commemoration of that historic occasion, the UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center, in collaboration with  Eastern Mass Pride at Work, held an event at the Provincetown Public Library on the afternoon of Saturday, August 24.  The Director of the Provincetown library provided an introduction and we thank them hosting the Labor Education Center for our first event at the library.

 

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. 

November 15, 10am-2pm, at the Boston Teachers Union 189 Mt. BVernon Street, Dorchester

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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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.

 

UMass Lowell Labor Education Program celebrates 25 year anniversary

On May 30, the UMass Lowell Labor Education Program celebrated its 25 year history with a gala event at UTEC in Lowell. Hundreds of people showed up to mark the quarter century of the program's existence; to honor the program's founding director, Charley Richardson; and to celebrate current director Susan WInning on the eve of her retirement.

A star-studded cast of labor and local political leaders gave speeches, a video tribute to Charley was shown, a live band provided music, and guests enjoyed food, drink and good company.

See photos here.

Click on the link to see the video "Charley Richardson, ¡Presente! 1953-2013"

 

 

New Bulletin available

The Spring 2019 issue of the Labor Extension Bulletin is already available for download from this site. The lead article discusses the #MeToo movement and what it means for the labor movement. The issue also includes a special download on the new Massachusetts Equal Pay Law of 2018. See the "Publications" section.

Women’s Fund Grant funds train-the-trainers on workers rights for immigrant women

In recent years the Labor Education Center has created and maintained a focus on women’s issues.  Springing from this focus is an exciting new venture in which the Labor Education Center will collaborate with the Community Economic Development Center of New Bedford under the terms of a grant from the Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts. 

 

The Dubin Center's 43d year
The Dubin Center's 43d year

UMass Dartmouth Dubin Awards Banquet - October 18th

For the 43rd year since its inception, the Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center will have our awards banquet at the Venus de Milo in Swansea, MA.  Mark your calendar! 

Please join us at our annual awards banquet.  It's a great opportunity to meet fellow activists and leaders and to honor our heroes.  This event is attended by 200 union and community participants and is the largest gathering of labor supporters in SE Massachusetts.  We will share an evening in solidarity as we face the challenges ahead together. 

Lowell event to focus on low-wage workers fighting for a better life

Join the UML Labor Education Program and the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council Sept. 20

“WE ARE ALL FAST-FOOD WORKERS NOW: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages”

"A NEW GLOBAL LABOR MOVEMENT IS AWAKENING." So writes historian Dr. Annelise Orleck in her most recent book, in which she tells the stories of activists in low-wage fields. From Walmart workers to farmers, from the textile factories of Bangladesh to McDonalds' around the world, workers are coming together to challenge the iniquities of a globalized economy.

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