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The Midwest School for Women Workers brings working women together to develop leadership skills, understand the challenges and issues facing the labor movement, and learn from one another. Held annually since 1976, the school equips women to be more active and effective union and workplace leaders and to build solidarity among women workers. The MSWW is co-sponsored annually by the United Association of Labor Educators.

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Registration now open!

June 22-26, 2020
“Women Leaders Rising”
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Register by May 15, 2020 at
Commuter Rate: $400 (includes parking; and daily lunch, snacks, and two dinners (optional).
Room and Board: $650 (Includes housing; parking; and daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks

Past Midwest Schools for Women Workers: 
2019 – University of Iowa, Labor Center
2018 – University of Minnesota-Labor Education Service
2017 – University of Wisconsin-Extension, School for Workers
2016 – Co-Coordinated with the University of Illinois Labor Education Program and the Illinois Labor History Society
2015 – DePaul University, Labor Education Center
2014 – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School for Labor and Employment Relations
2013 – Co–Coordinated with the Southern School for Working Women, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2012 – University of Iowa Labor Center
2011 – University of Minnesota, Labor Education Service