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.
Important updates for fall 2021 institute
School for Workers converts previously scheduled fall programs to online institutes
School for Workers is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. In response to the current developments with the pandemic and recognizing the barriers it creates for students across the nation to attend classes in Madison, all fall 2021 institutes have been converted to online institutes. We remain dedicated to continuing to provide education for the advancement of worker empowerment.
New! On-demand institutes
School for Workers news
School for Workers is pleased to announce Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, will be joining us for Labor Forward on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Labor Forward is a free, online series …October 4, 2021
School for Workers is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. In response to the current developments with the pandemic and recognizing the barriers it creates for students across the …September 21, 2021
Leo Chavez, Anthropology, University of California, Irvine will speak online via Zoom on Wednesday, September 15 at noon on The Emotional Toll of Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Latino Political Rhetoric. Leo R. Chavez is a Distinguished Professor …September 13, 2021
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National Labor College Legacy Institute
School for Workers is proud to be recognized as a National Labor College (NLC) Legacy Institute. As a Legacy Institute, the Board of Trustees of NLC recommends School for Workers to all members of the labor movement as an institute where they can access high-quality labor education offerings.