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School of Labor & Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Worker Education

The Labor Education Program offers a diverse array of education and training courses for working adults and union members. Educational programming is designed for both union and nonunion workers. Our teaching objective is to provide all workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote equitable workplaces, enforce employment rights, build effective democratic unions, develop future union leaders, insure a safe and healthy work environment, and advance economic justice.

Education and training is provided within five program categories: Customized Courses, Union Leadership Schools, Worker Rights Initiative (English and Spanish), Open Enrollment Certificate in Labor Studies, and Hazmat Training.

For more information about each of these programs please click on the accompanying links or contact Maria Dokes at 312-996-2627 for further information.

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