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  Programs On Worker Education and Rights Series, August 2014 – May 2015

P.O.W.E.R. classes offer unionists and other activists the opportunity to develop skills, learn history and get informed about critical issues facing working families today. Bringing together members from different unions, allied organizations, and the community creates a dynamic learning environment in which participants share their experience and knowledge. The classes are jointly taught by Labor Center staff and one or more of our Training Associates or guest instructors.

There are four core classes in the P.O.W.E.R. series: Steward Training, Organizing, Collective Bargaining, and Labor History. In addition, two Special Topics classes may be offered each year, focusing on specific skills like strategic research or broader subjects like labor law or international labor issues.

The classes typically run on a Friday afternoon and all day Saturday – exceptions are noted in the schedule. The dates in the schedule below are subject to change. Exact dates & times will be announced at least a month in advance. There is a per person charge of $125; a minimum of 10 registrants is required for a class to be run.  Registration is through the Continuing Education program of South Seattle Community College.

Classes are usually held at the Georgetown Campus of the South Seattle Community College, however, WE WILL BRING LABOR CENTER CLASSES ANYWHERE IN WASHINGTON STATE UPON REQUEST!

P.O.W.E.R. Series Schedule 2014 - 2015
(subject to change)

August 22nd & 23rd    Advanced Leadership

November 1st           The Washington State Workers' Rights Manual: 
Uses of the Law

January 24th, 2015    U.S. Labor History

February 21st            Health & Safety (A Worker's Perspective)

March 20th & 21st
April 10th & 11th       Shop Steward Training

May 28th - 30th         Collective Bargaining

More information including complete class descriptions and instructor bios will be made available.