Women's Programs

Another successful Women's Retreat!

 If you have questions, please contact the Labor Education Service office by phone, 612-624-5020, or e-mail.

2015 LES Women's RetreatAn Overview of the Retreat
This year’s retreat was April 22-24 at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The retreat is part of a series of events designed to foster greater participation by women in their workplaces, unions and communities.

Under the theme “Moving Forward Together,” the retreat provided the opportunity to analyze the challenges facing women in the labor movement and help them build the confidence and skills to address them. General session and workshop topics included paths to leadership, organizing, women’s issues across generations, labor history, building coalitions for bargaining, member engagement, addressing workplace bullying and bridging generation gaps.

Saru JayarmanKeynote speaker was Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United who shared the experiences of women organizing to improve their lives across the country.

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