UALE is a dynamic international network of individuals & institutions engaged in worker and workplace education and training.

Membership in UALE is open to all persons engaged in or preparing to engage in labor education regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religious or political beliefs. Labor Education programs, unions, and other organizations engaged in labor education are eligible for institutional membership. Labor education is defined as education to advance the collective needs and interests of working people.

Membership in UALE includes a free subscription to Labor Studies Journal, the official journal of UALE. (Price of an Individual subscription: $62.00)

Other benefits of membership incude:

  • a discount on subscriptions to New Labor Forum
  • A discount on purchases of labor books from Union Communications Services

See the bottom of the web page to access these benefits.

Join Us!

You can download a membership form here and mail it in, or you can join online.

document 2019 Individual Membership Form (47 KB)

document 2019 Institutional Membership Form (46 KB)

How to Join/Renew Online
To join/renew your UALE membership online you must first create and/or log into your user profile. To create or login to your user profile click here.  Once you have logged in you may join/renew by clicking on the Join/Renew button below or in the top menu bar.
For additional information contact us.

Buy labor books from Union Communication Services and Save


UALE has an longstanding relationship with Union Communication Services. Their book catalogue includes over 100
titles, many of them hard to find. 

UALE members are entitled to a 10% discount on books purchased here. To get the discount, click here before visiting the UCS catalogue.