When: Monday, Oct 1, 2018, (All day)

[apply through UMass Amherst]

The UMass Amherst Labor Center is looking for union members, elected leaders, and staff who believe that the labor movement must confront the attack on working people by organizing in new ways and addressing class, racial, and gender inequality.
The Union Leadership and Activism (ULA) program gives trade unionists who work full-time the freedom to get their Master’s degree in Labor Studies over two and a half years. The program is organized around four 10-day residencies held in January and July at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During each residency, participants take two 4-credit classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and complete final papers after returning home.
The ULA brings together union activists from across the United States, Canada, and beyond. Participants build skills, share challenges, and brainstorm strategies to tackle the movement’s most pressing problems. We learn hands-on skills in organizing, strategic corporate research, and collective bargaining. We take courses in labor history, law, and economics. And we deepen our knowledge of intersectional struggles through electives on race, gender, and immigration.
If you want the labor movement to grow stronger and reflect the rich diversity of all our communities, then be the change you want to see. The application deadline for the January 6-16, 2019 ULA is October 1, 2018. Apply today. 
For more information, please visit https://www.umass.edu/lrrc/graduate/ula or contact Cedric de Leon, Director of the Labor Center, at [email protected].