Union P.O.W.E.R. Series
Programs on Worker Education and Rights
Union P.O.W.E.R. classes offer unionists and other labor activists the opportunity to develop skills, learn history and get informed about critical issues facing working families today. Bringing together activists from multiple unions and related organizations 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 4 core classes in the Union P.O.W.E.R. series: Steward Training, Organizing, Collective Bargaining, and Labor History. In addition to these core courses, two Special Topics classes may be offered each year, focusing on specific skills like strategic research or broader subjects like economics or international labor.
The classes typically run on a Friday afternoon and all day Saturday – exceptions are noted in the schedule. 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.
All of the classes listed here will be offered at the Georgetown Campus of the South Seattle Community College, however, WE ARE A STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION. LABOR CENTER PROGRAMS CAN BE BROUGHT TO COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT WASHINGTON STATE UPON REQUEST!
Union P.O.W.E.R. Schedule, 2012 - 2013:
May 30th - June 1st, 2013 Collective Bargaining
June, 2013 Organizing
September, 2013 Special Topic: What's Up with Labor Law?
November, 2013 U.S. Labor History