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UMass Labor Extension Program leads SEIU 509 Chpater Presidents Retreat

UMass Labor Extension ran a two-day retreat for chapter presidents of SEIIU Local 509 on February 28-29. Leading the retreat were Anneta Argyres (UMass Boston), Clare Hammonds (UMass Amherst) and Elizabeth Pellerito (UMass Lowell).

There were about 15 participants, all chapter leaders from both the public and private sectors.

The focus of the 2 day workshop was on developing a plan for increasing activism within each chapter, which included developing a vision, mapping each chapter, and reframing member issues as public good demands.
 

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Mass. Labor Educators Meet to share ideas and currculum on labor and environmental justice

The LEP coordinated a meeting of 10+ labor educators to share information about our work to get ideas for future work.  Participants came from Pride at Work, AFT, MTA, and MassCOSH.  There were three speakers, from SEIU, the Sierra Club and UMass Boston LEP/MTA.
KIm WIlson with Greater SE Mass Labor Council PResident Lisa Lemieux
KIm WIlson with Greater SE Mass Labor Council PResident Lisa Lemieux

Kim WIlson receives 2019 Award from AFT Local 1895

The Labor Extension program is very proud to announce that UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center Director Kim Wilson was the recipient of this year’s Bruce Sparfven ESU Service Award. With this award, the Educational Services Unit (ESU), AFT Local 1895, honors one of its members who has demonstrated outstanding service to both the local union and to the university.

The award was presented at an event on December 4, by fellow AFT 1895 member and Labor Center stafff Camilo Viveiros and Greater Southeastern Mass Labor Council President Lisa Lemieux.

Steward as Organizer
Steward as Organizer

Steward as Organizer: 3 session training in January 2020

The UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center and the Greater Southeastern Mass Labor Council will present a 3-part training on "Steward as Organizer" inJanuary. The sessions are aimed at both current union stewards and other workplace leaders.

Dates: Three Thrsday evenings: Jan. 16,  23, and 30
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Greater SE Mass Labor Council Hall at 560 Pleasant Street, New Bedford
Cost: $30 for all three sessions.

 

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.

 

James Green Memorial Lecture and the People's History Walking Tour -- October 26

On Saturday, October 26, join the Labor Resource Center and the M.A. Program in History at UMass Boston, along with the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the rest of our vibrant community for the James Green Memorial Lecture and People’s History Walking Tour of Boston.

 

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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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.

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