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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

  • 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 …

  • Updated School for Workers contact info

    In conjunction with the administrative move to University of Wisconsin-Madison, School for Workers has a new and enhanced website and online registration process. Check-out our new website at schoolforworkers.wisc.edu and see our upcoming classes, the latest news, and other programs. …

  • Lessons Learned: Wisconsin Public Worker Unions Under Act 10, and the Janus Decision

    Last year’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME represents another in a long line of legal and legislative blows against organized labor, particularly in the public sector. The implications of that decision will …

  • Legal update for workers

    Updates in regards to the National Labor Relations Board  Comments regarding the NLRB Proposed Joint Employer Standard can still be filed: The NLRB has extended the comment period regarding its proposed Joint Employer rule, which …

  • What is Internal Organizing?

    Do you find yourself wishing that more members were involved in the work of the union? If you could get more members involved – talking to their co-workers and making plans to deal with workplace …

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