William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies
WBILS Mission Statement
The William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies has a statewide mission to serve the education and training needs of wage earners and their labor organizations. The Institute does this by providing union leaders and members with the relevant information and training to promote and defend meaningful workplace democracy in today’s changing economy and workplace. It also performs outreach activities to citizens of the greater Nebraska community to explain why labor unions exist, and how they were critical players in humanizing the modern employment relationship.
- The Institute believes that everyone who sells her or his intelligence, experience, and strength to earn a living deserves to have a meaningful say in determining their future quality of life.
- We believe that education is as essential to labor leaders and members as it is to any other profession in today’s ever evolving economy.
- We believe that everyday wage earners and their unions should have access to quality educational programs through the University of Nebraska University system…the same access to public resources that business and industry enjoys.