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
Pride at Work at the Workers' Arts Center, for the Arts and Culture Night in New Bedford
The Workers' Art Center was proud to participate in the New Bedford Arts and Culture night Pride event. In June, a group of labor activists met with hundreds of attendees to show labor's support for LGBTQ rights. We were joined by activists from Pride at Work in Boston. Thank you to the Federation of Government Employees and Pride at Work for materials that we distributed.