The Labor Education Center serves as a bridge between the university, the labor movement, and the local community. We create internships for students and offer programming on campus focused on social change for justice and organizing. Our external training is available to unions and labor councils in our region. This includes training for officers, members and stewards through a statewide Labor Extension Program.
Areas of concentration:
- Creating internships for undergraduates in labor history and labor/community organizing
- Building member engagement and workplace action in the public sector
- Building labor community coalitions, with experience in transit justice, economic development, immigrant rights, and leadership development with women
- Creating campaign development and direct action led by veteran anti-poverty community organizer
- Using labor history and oral histories as a tool for organizing
- Leading labor cultural projects, including worker photography, theater and labor history
Join the Workers Art Center to sing! Coming up on October 10th, 2019 from 5PM-8PM
On Thursday, October 10th, 2019 from 5pm-8pm, the Workers Art Center will present an opportunity to sing labor and social justice songs with our group. The Labor Education has partnered with the Greater SE Mass Labor Council and the Teamsters 59 to present cultural programing at AHA night in downtown New Bedford. For October, we'll be gathering at the Greater SE Mass Labor Council at 560 Pleasant St.
Fall River Labor History Tour
The Labor Education was pleased to offer this tour about Fall River labor history to a group of UMassD students and local labor leaders and union activists. In this photo, Winona Glascock, a former Labor Education Center intern delivers a monologue of the words of a Fall River mill worker. Please contact us to present this program to your class or organization.