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UALE is an organization of labor educators
working towards progress, growth, and hope for the labor movement.

UALE CONFERENCE 2019
Labor And Social Movements: Labor Education And Organizing For Unity And Empowerment
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WHAT ARE WORKING GROUPS?
Working Groups are self-organized groups within UALE that
come together around a particular topic or area of interest.
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WOMEN'S SUMMER SCHOOLS
Four regional yearly "women's schools" teach women the skills and
knowledge needed to play leadership roles in their unions.
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UALE REGIONS
UALE has 4 regions Northeast, South, Midwest, and West.
Check the UALE News section about regional activities.
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LABOR STUDIES JOURNAL
Is a multi-disciplinary journal that seeks submissions about work, workers,
labor organizations, labor studies and worker education.
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Education is an essential tool of union transformation, developing new leadership
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2020 Regional Events Page

At the 2019 annual meeting, UALE voted to move to a biennial conference schedule. In the off years, we will hold regional meetings or conferences in each of the 4 US regions and in Canada. 2020 Regional meetings

News and Events

  • UALE 2021 Conference in Chicago: Note change of date

    Mark your calendars!

    The 2021 UALE Conference will take place from May 24-27, 2021 , at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (It had originally been planned for May 18-21). The local hosts will be: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Labor Education program; DePaul University Labor Education Center, & the UIC

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  • Interview with filmmaker and UALE member Julia Reichert

    Filmmaker Julia Reichert is a lifelong labor educator and feminist, as well as being a member of UALE. Her latest film American Factory , with Steve Bognar, tells the story of the workers in an American factory that was bought and re-purposed by a Chinese company. It won the Academy Award

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  • Confronting Covid-19 (updated April 18)

     Updated April 18

    As the world is swept up in the Covid-19 pandemic, major disruptions are happening in all our lives. Like every other organization, UALE must figure out how to keep functioning: what activities must be cancelled or postponed, what can we continue to do by moving online, what

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  • University of Oregon Labor Center facing defunding

    The University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) has just learned that the university is planning to cut their funding by a full 68%. Most other programs at UO are facing cuts of between 2 and 10%. A 68% cut would totally gut the LERC. There is no

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