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

Worker Rights Certificate Course

This six-part program provides participants with an in-depth examination of state and federal rules governing the workplace as well as resources for workers seeking redress for violations of employment law.

Each session is taught by LEP staff accompanied by experts in the fields of employment law, worker health and safety, and worker organizing.

Trainings utilize popular education techniques and are collective processes that involve an exploration and deepening of knowledge gained from shared life experiences. The final class in the series discusses ways students can bring this workers’ rights knowledge back to their organizations and serve as resources for community members seeking assistance.

Participants who attend all six workshops will receive a Certificate in Basic Worker Rights provided by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Class Schedule

SEMINAR 1: Introduction to Employment Law
SEMINAR 2: Health and Safety at the Workplace
SEMINAR 3: Illinois’ Workers’ Compensation Law
SEMINAR 4: Worker Centers and Enforcing Workers’ Rights
SEMINAR 5: Introduction to Unions
SEMINAR 6: Train the Trainer: Conducting Workers’ Rights Workshops

Please contact Alison Dickson, labor education specialist, at (312) 996-2624 or aquesada@illinois.edu to learn more about the Worker Rights Project and discuss ways LEP can help you bring this important information to the populations you serve.