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 service to thousands of workers, unions and employers throughout Wisconsin, the nation and the world.

Announcing spring 2022 institutes

School for Workers institutes are high-quality, noncredit courses taught by university faculty in Madison or online. The spring 2022 institute offerings will have something for everyone, with residential, online, and on-demand learning opportunities. Registration is now open for all residential and online institutes, and don’t forget that on-demand institutes are always open for registration.

Spring 2022 Program Guide

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Labor Forward Forum

Square image with a silver tabletop microphone with the School for Workers logo. Image also has the words Labor Forward a live stream interview series third Wednesday of the month 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Wed, Dec 15, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

With Mack I. Julion, President of National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 11- Chicago

School for Workers is excited to continue our live stream interview series, Labor Forward Forum. The forum is a free, online series held on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Each month, a School for Workers faculty member will interview advocates of the labor/worker movement to highlight their important work, celebrate their progress, and learn from their unique experiences. Pre-registration is required to receive the webinar link.

School for Workers news

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    Mack I. Julion, President of N.A.L.C. Branch 11, guest for Labor Forward Dec 15 

    School for Workers is excited to continue our live stream interview series, Labor Forward Forum. The forum is a free, online series held on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. …

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    Legal updates 11-16-21

    Status of OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Pursuant to the Biden Administration’s plan to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA published a new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on November 5, 2021. The standard requires employers of 100 …

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    What’s up with the job market?

    November 11, 2021 | By: Dr. Michael Childers   Last month #Striketober was trending. Some have coined the current trend as “The Great Resignation.” Or is it the “The Great Reshuffle?” Or just the result …

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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.