This program consists of four short courses that equip and inform labor activists and leaders to meet the challenges facing today’s labor movement. The courses are also designed to develop critical thinking skills and to increase the capacity for building power. Using a multi-union and organization setting, the courses encourage participation and networking with other activists. Each course includes ten hours of classroom time over four weeks and is conducted in partnership with a Central Labor Council. Participants who complete all four courses will graduate with a certificate of completion from Penn State.
Spots are still open in the Lehigh Valley. All local unions affiliated with the Lehigh Valley Labor Council, as well as invited community allies, are eligible to send members to participate. The curriculum consists of four comprehensive non-credit courses designed to develop critical thinking skills and to increase capacity for building power. The courses encourage participation and networking with other activists. Participants should commit to attending all four sessions of each course.
A former graduate of the program, Teamster Local 773 President Dennis Hower said, “The labor movement has been under attack for decades and if we want to not only survive, but thrive, we need to educate our members. Engaging our members is key to transforming the union movement and these courses are designed to do just that. This is a well thought out curriculum with engaged instructors”.