South Seattle Community College
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 934.5350
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  Programs On Worker Education and Rights Series, August 2014 – May 2015

P.O.W.E.R. classes offer unionists, activists, and interested community members 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
  • Labor History

Special Topics classes are offered each year, focusing on specific skills like strategic research or covering broader subjects like labor law or international labor issues.

Dates and description are on the Calendar of Events page.

A minimum of 10 registrants is required.  Registration is through the Continuing Education program of South Seattle Community College.

Because we are a statewide organization, we can bring classes tailored for you to your part of Washington State.

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

Saturday January 24, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
$75 per person
FREE to Seattle College District students

Faculty and staff are encouraged to seek sponsorship from
their unions, but are welcome to participate free of charge. 
(Advanced registration is required.)

February 21st            Health & Safety: A Worker's Perspective

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

May 28th - 30th         Collective Bargaining