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The Harrisburg Union Leadership Academy (ULA)

The Harrisburg Union Leadership Academy (ULA) is a year-long series of short courses designed to better equip local union leaders and activists to deal with the challenges facing today’s labor movement.  The ULA is co-sponsored by the Labor Education Program at Penn State University’s School of Labor and Employment Relations and the Harrisburg Region CLC.  All local unions affiliated with the CLC are eligible to send members to participate in the ULA.

The ULA curriculum consists of four non-credit courses that focus on a broad range of issues and subjects relevant to modern American unions and are designed to develop the critical skills local union leaders and activists need (see list of courses below).  Each course is offered one night a week for four weeks.  Each class is 2½ hours long, and each course consists of ten hours of classroom time.  Participants should be willing to commit to attending all four courses.

Participants who complete all four courses will graduate from the ULA with a Certificate in Labor Studies.  Classes are held at the AFSCME Conference Center, 150 S. 43rd Street, Harrisburg.  The cost of each 4-week course will be $40 per participant, payable to the CLC prior to the start of each course.

The first course will start in mid-late September 2014.

For more info contact , Labor Education Coordinator, or the Harrisburg CLC.

The courses to be offered in 2014-2015 are below (dates and times to be announced):

September-November 2014:

--UNIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY:  WHAT EVERY UNION ACTIVIST SHOULD KNOW

--WHAT LABOR HISTORY CAN TEACH US:  LESSONS FOR TODAY  

January-April 2015:

--BUILDING UNION POWER IN THE WORKPLACE AND IN THE   COMMUNITY

--KNOW YOUR RIGHTS ON THE JOB!:  LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW