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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

  • 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. …

  • Spring Clean | Update Your Contact Info

    Our faculty and staff do their best to stay in touch with you by mail, email, and phone. Make sure that we have your most up-to-date contact information. To make changes, complete the contact us …

  • Some Answered Questions Regarding the FMLA

    By: Associate Professor Alexia Kulwiec, JD I recently had the opportunity to conduct a two-day training at the UW School for Workers regarding the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA.  This training provided participants the …

  • Information Session for Pre-Apprenticeship Program

    THIS IS WOMEN’S WORK Women interested in applying for the UW-Madison School for Workers pre-apprenticeship program are encouraged to attend an information session on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:30 pm at the Latino Academy (1917 …

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