UPCOMING P.O.W.E.R. CLASS South Seattle Community College Georgetown Campus
Shop Steward Train-the-Trainer
March 14th & 15th, 2014
More information on the POWER Classes & Events page.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE TO ATTEND LABOR CENTER CLASSES!
Look on the Union Power Classes & Events page for more information about grant applications.
The Third Edition of the Washington State Workers' Rights Manual
is now available! More information on the Workers' Rights Manual page.
Washington State Labor Education and Research Center
6737 Corson Ave S, Building B Room 106
Seattle, WA 98108
The Labor Center works with unions, community-based organizations and within colleges throughout Washington State to provide trainings and classes for and about working people. Our mission is to use the best practices of adult education to design programs to help working women and men develop the skills, confidence, and knowledge to be leaders at work and in their communities. We offer specific skills-development classes like Steward Training, Collective Bargaining, or Meeting Facilitation, as well as broader informational programs, like Labor History or Economics for Working Families. Our teaching is based on a popular education model which draws heavily on the experiences of workshop participants. We also organize conferences and workshops open to the public. The Center houses a variety of resources, such as book and film libraries, that are available for public use and our staff is available as guest speakers or presenters. You will find information about the range of the educational activities we provide throughout this website. Some of our services are provided free of charge. Fees are charged for some classes, conferences and events. When we design a training for a particular organization we charge an hourly and/or daily fee for preparation and instruction, plus expenses. All terms are agreed upon in advance. Feel free to contact us at any time.
The Labor Center receives funding from the Washington State Legislature to pursue our educational mission. However, current public funding is inadequate to fund all the services provided by a statewide organization like ours. Your contribution can help the Labor Center empower working people through education. You can contribute by sending a check, or making an online donation. Make your check payable to the South Seattle Community College Foundation, put “Labor Center” in the memo line, and mail it to the Foundation at 1600 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106-1499. Your donation will be put in the Labor Center's account. You can also donate online. Use this ”Give On-Line Now” link on the College Foundation's website, and then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling them that your donation is for the Labor Center. All donations to the College Foundation are tax deductible.
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