The School for Workers works closely with the labor movement at the local, state and national levels. Programming is designed for the rank and file, local leadership, and international union staff. While much of our programming activity occurs in Wisconsin and the Midwest, our faculty frequently travel to states outside the region and to other countries to provide customized programming.
In addition to courses offered in conjunction with specific unions and labor-management committees, the School offers a large number of open enrollment programs designed for union members as well as individual workers and other worker oriented groups.
We run approximately 150 programs each year which involve over 4,000 union representatives, officers, members and employer representatives. We offer a wide range of programs ranging from one hour presentations to evening community classes, two or three day conferences, week-long residential institutes in Madison, to multi-day labor-management facilitations involving a wide range of subjects. Our faculty also provide a wide range of applied research and technical assistance services.