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.
All School for Workers fall 2020 institutes will be held online through three different formats: Virtual Classroom, Self-Paced Institute and Blended Institute. The institutes are led by university faculty who utilize evidence-based research and practical know-how to educate learners on issues of concern in the workplace. Learn more here or get the Fall 2020 Program Guide here!
What should every union leader know in order to provide leadership today and guide your organization into the future? This institute will help you prepare for effective leadership, escape the “emergency of the day” routine …
Students will participate in a live presentation and discussion on the basics of the Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation law. This will include a brief discussion on recent changes and the application of COVID-19 as a compensable …
Workers’ Compensation appears straightforward but presents many nuances when applied to specific cases. Students will progress to learn how to become a workers’ advocate for injured workers before the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and …
This three-week self-paced introduction explores the genesis of production standards, the scientific management theory of Fredrick Taylor, the fundamentals for setting production standards and characteristics of various systems in use today. The use of standards …
School for Workers news
The needs of workers, unions, and worker organizations are greater than ever as our community continues to operate in these challenging times. Some workers lack appropriate PPE, others struggle to enforce the federal laws intended …September 3, 2020
Proposed change to the contract bar doctrine Workers at a Montaire poultry processing plant were in the middle of collective bargaining agreement with a UFCW local when a petition to decertify the union was filed …September 2, 2020
School for Workers is working with the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies to offer an online community course this fall. Introduction to U.S. Labor and Employment Law will explore the history and context that created …July 31, 2020
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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.