University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
The Labor Education Center is an outreach program of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. It was founded in 1975 by leaders in the labor movement, the community and the university. The Center's Advisory Board represents a wide constituency in developing programs that meet the needs-and enrich-the lives of workers and union leaders in Southeastern Massachusetts.
In addition to our popular classes held in the Fall and Spring, we provide one-day conferences and workshops on many topics. Credit courses in Labor Studies are also offered through day and evening sessions. We will also design programs-held at UMass Dartmouth or at other locations-to meet the specific needs of local unions, labor councils or workers. In addition, the Center offers an extensive Workers Education Program with classes-covering English for Speakers of Other Languages, high school equivalency preparation, Citizenship classes, and Adult Basic Skills instruction-at the worksite, the Neighborhood College, and other convenient meeting halls.
The Labor Education Center is available to all the unions and labor councils in our region. It includes training for officers, members and stewards, and a statewide Labor Extension Program. The Massachusetts labor movement now has resources in UMass Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell to meet its training needs in new workplace technology, diversity, organizing (internal and external), and steward's training, etc.
If you would like to know more about the Labor Education Center or have a specialized program set up to address your specific needs, please call us at (508) 999-8007, 8796 or 8781.