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Center for Labor Research and Education


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Labor Education

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  • Labor Center workshops and leadership development schools build the capacity of unions and community organizations to address a rapidly changing and challenging political and economic environment. We work to develop the skills of emerging leaders, as well as assist some of the most seasoned labor professionals to identify opportunities and craft strategic approaches to overcoming challenge. In order to promote a diverse labor movement, we have designed workshops and leadership schools that specifically address the unique issues facing Black trade unionists, Latino leaders, and union women. We also provide skills training on traditional and social media communications, financial budgeting and management, strategic research and strategic campaign planning.

  • Steven Pitts, Associate Chair

    Phone: (510) 643-6815


Labor Education Workshops and Leadership Schools

Media Skills Workshop

Get camera-ready at this two-day media skills workshop for union communications directors, leaders, and organizers. The sessions feature essential lessons for developing a highly effective messaging campaign, including creating a comprehensive communications strategy, developing effective messages, understanding media outreach tactics … Read More

Strategic Research Workshop

This two-day introductory workshop is intended for union staff members responsible for carrying out research for organizing and collective bargaining campaigns. Read More

Online Media Skills Workshop

Labor unions cannot become stronger organizations without improving their use of online media to communicate with and organize their members, build relationships with community groups, garner media attention, and win their campaigns. Working with the nonprofit technology organization Aspiration, the … Read More