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 2016 SIUW Was a great success. Looking forward to 2017

                      Women Workers of the World Unite!
The annual Western Regional Summer Institute on Union Women (SIUW) is a four-day residential conference sponsored by UALE, hosted this year by the UCLA Labor Center

The four-day residential program brings together workers and leaders from unions, worker centers and community organizations from the United States’ and Canada’s western regions, Mexico, and Central America. The conference features workshops on the history, struggles and achievements of working women and the opportunity for participants to share strategies, information, experience and skills

Was Held : August 9th-August 13th, 2016 at UCLA

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The 2015 Summer Institute for Union Women was co-sponsored by the University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center and the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center.

June 23-27, 2015
Reed College, Portland, OR
Cost: TBA

 The Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women celebrates the solidarity of union women across boundaries of age, race, and nation.  This summer, it brings us together in Portland, Oregon, for skill-building, education, and fun.  Rank-and-file members, staff members, and officers from across the West will gather to share strategies, information, experience, and skills. 

Highlights of the week include in-depth classes to hone skills and deepen knowledge.  Workshops and plenary sessions examine current issues, ranging from politics to health care, to international solidarity.  Cultural events and workshops add richness to the Institute and inspire us to creativity in our union work.  The Institute will be held in a beautiful setting on the Reed College campus in Portland, Oregon.  Save the dates and spend a few days with more than 100 union sisters learning, sharing, and building leadership for the future.

More details to come. For more information, contact Barbara Byrd, 503-412-3723, or via email at bbyrd@uoregon.edu.  Details from the 2013 Summer Institute are below.

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Below are some of the information about the 2013 SUIW
2013 Summer Institute for Union Women
Building Labor's Future: Women Work for Justice

“Bringing the Summer Institute for Union Women to Washington State is a great opportunity to build our labor movement.  As a strategic regional effort, this school teaches labor activists how to maximize our effectiveness in the struggle for justice for working people.  We hope that unions and allies across the state will support this exciting initiative.”
-Lynne Dodson, Secretary-Treasurer Washington State Labor Council

The Labor Center hosted the 2013 Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women in Seattle at the University of Washington between June 25th and June 29th. We enrolled more than 160 women from six states, three countries, and many different unions and organizations. Over the course of this 4-day school more than 40 volunteer trainers taught more than 20 classes. 


Graduation took place on Saturday night, June 29th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Keynote speaker: Lynne Dodson, Secretary-Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council

The SIUW is a project of the United Association for Labor Education and is hosted in rotation among labor centers in California, Oregon, British Columbia and Hawaii. To learn more about the history of this important educational event go to http://uale.org/womens-schools.

THE 2014 SIUW WILL BE HOSTED BY THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATION OF LABOR BETWEEN JULY 8TH AND JULY 13TH. IT WILL BE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA. For more information, email kcordero@bcfed.ca.