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Thank you to everyone for a great 44th Awards Banquet!  Over 300 people attended the high energy event.  Awardees were:
  • Peter Knowlton, General President, United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers
  • The Women and Supporting Organizations in the Atlantic Capes sexual harassment case
  • Stop and Shop Strikers in SE Mass
  • David Fenton, International  Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • New Bedford Save our Schools, the New Bedford Educators Association and the Mass Teachers Association
  • Greater SE Mass Labor Council President's Award, Carl Alves, Carpenters Union
  • New Organizing Victories at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Anne's Hospital
  • The bus drivers and health care workers on Martha's Vineyard

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

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