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.
Frontline Workers Forum Bares Stress, Courage, and Action
Thank you to the frontline workers from health care and grocery that spoke about their experiences at the forum. We appreciate the generosity of the workers and union leaders who shared their experiences and analysis. The video of the forum is attached below. You can read a full description in the notes here.
Deadline Extended: Undergraduate Journal on Work, Labor and Social Movements
The UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center is accepting original submissions from currently enrolled undergraduate students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for submissions will be moved to the fall. A specific date to be announced.
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