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

  • Legal Rights for Workers During COVID-19

    School for Workers is offering COVID-19 Legal Rights for Workers information sheets and a booklet as a resource for Wisconsin workers. The school is continually working to analyze and summarize legal developments during the COVID-19 …

  • Faculty and staff are available to you

    To best support our community, School for Workers faculty and staff are participating in social distancing. We are still available to you remotely and are actively continuing our mission. Please don’t hesitate to reach out …

  • School for Workers cancels two upcoming on-campus classes

    In concordance with the UW–Madison campus decision to take preemptive measures and support efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, School for Workers has cancelled the on-campus classes of Grievance Arbitration and Essentials of Leadership. …

  • Special one-night screening of The Killing Floor | Feb 22, 2020

    The University of Wisconsin Cinematheque will be hosting a free, one-night only screening of The Killing Floor on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7 pm. The film – first released in 1985 – has new …

  • Letter from Director Childers 01-08-2020

    Friends: As we move into the new decade, it’s hard to overstate the importance of the events swirling around us. In many ways we are all facing crossroads which have broad implications both for us …

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