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Mission, Vision & Values

Committed to empower workers to solve problems and realize opportunities in the workplace.

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Programs & Services

A full range of educational opportunities, labor education programs, community classes, customized trainings, technical assistance, applied research, and relevant publications offered on-site, in your community, or online.

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Faculty & Staff

Faculty have many years of real-world experience, advanced degrees in various labor-related fields, and specialize in adult education. Most importantly, they have the evidenced-based research and practical know-how to empower workers.


One of the first operational components of the Wisconsin Idea, the School has long supported workers, the labor movement, and industrial relations practices throughout Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.

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We'd like to hear from you!

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