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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.

School for Workers news

  • Professor Kulwiec | NPR On Point Interview

    School for Workers Professor Alexia Kulwiec contributes to the NPR On Point conversation as they examine what full employment means in the lives of real people. “Even when we’re low on unemployment it doesn’t necessarily …

  • Midwest School for Women Workers | Jul 23-27

    School for Workers is proud to support the Midwest School for Women Workers. The Midwest School for Women Workers brings together working women to develop leadership skills, understand challenges and issues facing the labor movement, …

  • Union Education Never Stops

    By: Don Taylor, University of Wisconsin School for Workers You have probably heard the expression “knowledge is power.” So, it makes sense to assume that more knowledge means more power. The more we know, the …

  • Have you invited a woman to join apprenticeship today?

    School for Workers at the 27th Biennial Wisconsin Apprenticeship Conference By: Heidi Wagner, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers Wisconsin has been the national leader in developing and supporting apprenticeship. This year, March …

  • Fall 2019 Program Guide Coming Soon

    School for Workers will release the 2019 Fall Program Guide June 2019. The guide lists labor education classes offered on campus in Madison, WI. Every program is a high-quality noncredit course taught by university faculty. …

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