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  • Information session on pre-apprenticeship program | Dec 5 & Dec 6

    Women interested in applying for for the UW-Madison School for Workers free, all-women pre-apprenticeship program are encouraged to attend an information session. The session will outline the pre-apprenticeship curriculum, trades career support options, and the …

  • Announcing the new School for Workers website

    School for Workers has launched a new website as part of the administrative transition to University of Wisconsin–Madison. If you experience any difficulty registering for classes or cannot find information you are looking for please call …

  • Letter from Director Childers

    September 18, 2018 Friends: 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 …

  • Madison women in trades campaign

    By Assistant Professor Heidi Wagner, School for Workers September 20, 2018 According to the United States (U.S.) Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction sector of the economy is expected to grow through 2026. Yet, as …

  • State of the Unions 2018 report released

    School for Workers, in partnership with Midwest Economic Policy Institute, Illinois Economic Policy Institute, and University of Illinois released the annual State of the Unions 2018, A Profile of Unionization in Wisconsin and in the United States  …

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Upcoming classes

  • Dec 1 | Labor history through film

    Dec 1 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | WFNHP Hall (9620 N Greenfield Ave., West Allis, WI 53214) Films we will screen: The Bayview Massacre Fist Full of Lightening Mother Jones, America’s Most Dangerous Woman With Babies …

  • Dec 03-05 | Essentials of bargaining

    Education for workplace democracy Dec 3-5 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | UW-Madison This comprehensive course provides an overview of the entire collective bargaining process. We begin with a focus on factors affecting collective bargaining outcomes. …

  • Dec 06-07 | Advanced bargaining tools

    Education for workplace democracy Dec 06-07 | 8:30am – 4:30 pm | UW-Madison This specialized 2-day program provides a detailed, in-depth exploration of three topics: (1) costing contract proposals, (2) writing and evaluating contract language, …

  • Jan 14-15 | Web tools for union effectiveness

    Developing streamlined internal communication systems Jan 14-15 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | UW-Madison A hands-on class, delving participants into using online resources to enhance their effectiveness. We will cover the Google Suite of applications as …

  • Feb 4-5 | Labor and employment law

    Knowing your rights as a 21st-century worker Feb 4-5 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | UW-Madison A critical look at the current state of public and private sector labor laws, workers’ rights under the laws, and …

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