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Labor education courses for unions

The University of Illinois Labor Education Program offers certificate programs and other educational opportunities for unions

Certificate Courses in Labor Studies


University of Illinois Labor Education Program

The Labor Education Program offers two certificate programs:
Basic Certificate in Labor Studies
Advanced Certificate in Labor Studies


We welcome local union leaders, new union members, activists, rank and file, and all other workers who want to learn about the labor movement.
Students who complete a sequence of any four classes will receive a Basic Certificate in Labor Studies from the University of Illinois Labor Education Program. Students who complete all six classes will receive an Advanced Certificatein Labor Studies. Classes meet five times, once a week, during the daytime or in the evenings.

All classes may be held onsite in our Chicago classroom or at your location.

Click here for a course catalog for 2014-2015

Click here for information about the Global Labor Studies program

Contact the University of Illinois Labor Education Program


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