School for Workers is the original university-based labor education program in the United States. Started in 1925 as one of the first operational components of the Wisconsin Idea, the School's faculty and staff have long brought teaching, research, and outreach to thousands of workers, unions and employers throughout Wisconsin, the nation and the world.
New! On-demand institutes
School for Workers news
School for Workers is pleased to announce Dean Warsh, IBEW Local 494 Business Manager will be joining us for Labor Forward on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Labor Forward is a free, online series held on …June 9, 2021
School for Workers is excited to announce a new, accessible, and flexible learning opportunity — on-demand institutes. What makes on-demand institutes different? On-demand institutes… Offer open, ongoing online registration. Allow participants to access the course …April 29, 2021
Announcing May 19th Labor Forward: featuring AFGE leaders on union rights at the veterans administration
In May 2018, the former administration issued several executive orders restricting the ability of federal employee unions to function, including their ability to represent employees on work time, and the right to have a union …April 28, 2021
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National Labor College Legacy Institute
School for Workers is proud to be recognized as a National Labor College (NLC) Legacy Institute. As a Legacy Institute, the Board of Trustees of NLC recommends School for Workers to all members of the labor movement as an institute where they can access high-quality labor education offerings.