Labor Education

Labor is a topic that has been sadly neglected in our education. Labor education is virtually nonexistent in some parts of the country and is understaffed and underfunded everywhere. Still, some good things are being done.

We're fortunate to have the Institute for Labor Studies in the Kansas City Area. It's a joint project of UMKC and Longview Community College. 

Here are some Labor Education sites around the country:

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Center for Labor Education and Research

Center for Labor Education and Research, University of California at Los Angeles

Laney College Labor Studies
Location: Oakland, California

Center for Labor Education and Research University of Hawaii
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Indiana University, Division of Labor Studies
Location: 10 locations in Indiana

University of Maine, Bureau of Labor Education
Location: Orono, Maine

George Meany Center for Labor Studies
Location: Silver Springs, Maryland

College of Community and Public Service at the University of Massachusetts
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Work Environment Program, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wayne State University
Location: Detroit Michigan

School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Labor Education Service, University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Labor Education Program of The University of Missouri - Columbia

The Department of Labor Studies & Employment Relations, Rutgers University
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey

School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, New York

Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon
Location: Eugene and Portland, Oregon

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Location: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Department of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations at The Pennsylvania State University
Location: University Park, Pennsylvania

The Institute for Labor Studies and Research
Location: Cranston, Rhode Island

The Institute for Labor Studies and Research, West Virginia University
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia

School for Workers, University of Wisconsin-Extension
Location: Madison, or Milwaukee, Wisconsin

For a comprehensive list of links concerning labor education see


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