Reports and Articles

From time to time UMass Labor Extension Program publishes reports or articles, either independently or in journals or other publications.

You can download these reports here.

(NB: LEP Curricula are available on another page.)

Title Type/Name Description
Jobs, Job Training and the Future of Lynn

by Tiffany Phaneuf, Economic & Social Development of Regions Master’s Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

"Jobs, Job Training and the Future of Lynn" describes problems caused by lack of good jobs in Lynn, and looks at possible ways to ameliorate the situation.

This report was made possible with funding of the Future of Work initiative.


A Tool for WILDer Leadership Development

WILD is a Massachusetts program that has worked for over twenty-five years to develop the leadership of women, especially women of color, in the Massachusetts labor movement. This article, by Dale Melcher (UMass Amherst) and Susan Winning (UMass Lowell) highlights the WILD Guidelines for Individual Leadership Development, a tool designed to help women members, activists, and leaders develop an individual plan for self-conscious and self-confident leadership development in their unions and organizations.

Published in Labor Studies Journal, May 2011