UMass Labor Programs

Small Group Discussion, NSLC Education Conference
Small Group Discussion, NSLC Education Conference

North Shore Labor Council holds annual Education Conference.

This year’s conference, Take Back Our Economy, focused on economic inequality and how working people can make changes.  Susan Winning co- led plenary session with UMass Boston colleague Anneta Argyres. 

Workshops included:

  • Labor Builds the Economy which explored how labor and community groups are building the local economy with projects like a worker owned machinist co-operative and New Lynn’s economic development campaigns.
  • In Fighting Privatization union leaders shared stories about pushing back against privatization and improving public services for everyone.
  • Building Young Worker Power brought young workers together to share their experiences in unions and communities.
  • Organizing the Unorganized explored projects outside of traditional union organizing, such as workers centers and fast food worker strikes, which are helping raise wages and working conditions for all.

UMass Boston hosts International conference on labor organizing in Higher Ed

"The Future Of Labor Organizing In Higher Education" was the subject of an international conference held at UMass Boston Sept 30-Oct. 1. The conference was sponsored by UMass Boston Labor Resource Center, SEIU Local 615, the MTA, the AFT-MA.

"Defending the Public Sector" was the topic of UMass Dartmouth Conference

On September 10, the Arnold Dubin Labor Education Center at UMass Dartmouth held a highly successful conference on "Defending the Public Sector: Looking at the Impact of Race and Class and Forming Strategy for the Fight-back"

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