Letter from Director Childers

September 18, 2018


You may have noticed our logo change. As a result of the UW Board of Regents decision to reorganize the University of Wisconsin System and dissolve the University of Wisconsin-Extension, your labor education department is being administratively moved under the campus of UW-Madison. Our stationary has changed, but our faculty and staff remain, our office location is the same, and our quality programs continue. While we as a department are navigating the administrative changes, one key fact you can continue to rely upon is the dedication and commitment of the School for Workers to help build and support workplace democracy.

As your department at the UW, the School for Workers takes great pride in helping working people by providing quality educational programs, customized classes, and applied research. For 93 years we have been providing the research, service, and courses that working adults want and need, both across Wisconsin and the nationI encourage you to view our fall programming and upcoming classes here. The faculty is offering a wide-range of educational opportunities, including new programs such as the Building Trades Bargaining Essentials class in October and the Women’s Workshop in November. In addition, we are always available to design and deliver customized programs at your location that meet your specific needs.

It is an honor to be a resource and partner to help you expand equity and fairness in the workplace.  Never hesitate to contact us with any questions or if we can be of help in any way. We truly appreciate your efforts and look forward to working with you.


In Solidarity,

Michael Childers, Ph.D.
Professor & Director
School for Workers – Department of Labor Education