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University of Nebraska at Omaha
Peter Kiewit Conference Center
1313 Farnam St
Omaha, NE 68182

Phone: 402-595-2344
Fax: 402-595-2321
Website: www.unomaha.edu/wbils/

The Institute, established in 1980, offers a wide range of non credit programing to help Neraska labor leaders and activists gain the education and skills necessary for success in today's changing economy and workplace. Courses include: grievance handling, collective bargaining, labor history, strategic planning, parliamentary procedure, safety and health, FMLA,leadership skills, increasing political effectiveness, common sense economics, internal organizing, and the use and abuse of worker participation programs.

John Kretzschmar:

Labor Educator
Edgar Moore:

University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center

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University of Oregon
1289 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1289

Phone: 541-346-5054
Fax: 541-346-2790
Website: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~lerc/

LERC provides a comprehensive labor education program for union members, officers, and staff. Classes and programs are generally non-credit, although LERC faculty offer occasional credit classes with other University of Oregon departments and coordinate an internship program to place students with unions. LERC also offers a non-credit certificate for union leaders. Major areas of emphasis include grievance handling, organizing, strategic planning, contract campaigns and strategic research, internal organizing and solidarity-building, occupational safety and health, labor and politics, and leadership development. LERC offers conferences, workshops, classes, and programs on an open enrollment basis and for individual unions. LERC faculty conduct research in the areas of occupational safety and health, labor history, labor relations, and public policy.

Associate Professor & Director
Bob Bussel:

Professors Emeritus
Steven Deutsch:
James Gallagher
Margaret Hallock:

Associate Professors
Gordon Lafer:
Marcus Widenor:

Lynn Feekin:

Research Associates
Jennifer Hess:
Laurel Kincl:

Grants Coordinator
Deborah Mailander:

Research Specialist
Norma Martinez-HoSang:

Program Secretary
Jennifer Smith:

Office Manager
Patty Tout:

Senior Research Associate
Marc Weinstein:

Portland Office

70 NW Couch Street, Suite 353
Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 503-412-3721
Fax: 503-412-3720

Senior Instructor & Portland Center Coordinator
Barbara Byrd:

Helen Moss: