Classes Offered by Labor Studies
Classes for Unions and Union Members
Since its inception in 1980, the William Brennan Institute has essentially kept its mission intact. It acts as a teaching bridge, offering university resources to Nebraskans and their labor organizations. It’s a natural fit within the College of Public Affairs and Community Service and serves some 2,500 participants annually. While the role of labor unions is often misunderstood, WBILS programming works to educate and empower—one person, one organization at a time.
WBILS engages in teaching, service and research activities including:
- Open enrollment non-credit courses for members of labor organizations that engage in collective bargaining.
- Custom-designed contract courses for local unions, state associations or central labor councils.
- Applied research and information requests from organized labor.
- Public education service to organizations inside and outside the labor movement.
- Hosting the annual “Promoting the General Welfare” labor studies conference.
Possible Workshop Topics
Most courses last one to two days and are taught on weekends, but the Institute will contract to meet any scheduling needs. The cost of contract courses is normally less expensive than sending members to one of the open enrollment programs. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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