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Customized trainings

School for Workers has the resources and professional expertise to customize the training you need. Trainings can be held at your location, online, or on-campus, wherever is convenient for you. Below is a list of typical classes that are requested. Contact us for subjects you are interested in but are not listed. To get started on your customized training, complete the form below or call the main office at 608-262-2112.

Training topics

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Negotiation and dispute resolution

  • Arbitration
  • Bargaining
  • Contract administration
  • Dispute resolution
  • Health care

Workplace rights

  • American with Disabilities Act
  • Employment discrimination law
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Immigration and the workplace
  • Labor law
  • Sexual harassment
  • Worker’s compensation

Union administration

  • Committee effectiveness
  • Effective meetings
  • Financial officer training
  • Labor-management committees
  • Leadership
  • Media management
  • Strategic planning

Union development

  • Community engagement
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Internal organizing
  • Organizing
  • Stewards training

Bilingual services

School for Workers actively supports Spanish-speaking working communities through its teaching, research, and service. Faculty are available to provide customized bilingual educational opportunities to workers on employment rights and skills training, as well as facilitate community-building and workplace relationships.

Customized training request

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Providing access to high-quality labor education to advance worker empowerment and facilitate workplace improvements.