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Labor Education Service

Labor Education Service (LES) is the primary educational outreach component of the Land Grant University of Minnesota serving working men and women of the state and region in the areas of labor relations and labor studies.

Workday Minnesota is now Workday Magazine

This shift reflects that we are expanding to cover labor in other states in the Midwest—a region facing intense exploitation and organizing drives that deserves far more in-depth reporting. But don’t worry, our dedication to covering the Minnesota labor movement isn’t going anywhere! Along with this change comes another one: We’re excited to welcome our new Workday team, Sarah Lazare, Editor, who has been a journalist for 10 years, and joins us from In These Times, where she was both an editor and a reporter; Isabela Escalona, Senior Associate Editor, B.A. in International Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, and Amie Stager, Associate Editor, B.A. in journalism from the University of Minnesota Hubbard School for Journalism and Mass Communication. 

Additional Programs & Trainings

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Minnesota Union Leadership Program (MULP)

The Minnesota Union Leadership Program (MULP) helps unions develop and strengthen leaders, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to address the challenges facing the labor movement. Plans are underway to prepare for the next cohort.

Customized Training

Customized Training

LES offers customized education to union locals, councils and districts in a broad number of subject areas, all specifically tailored to your union's and members' needs. We are available to bring the education to you or offer training in an on-campus setting. Training is also available in any number of time formats: weekdays/evenings or weekends


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Women's Programs

The Labor Education Service provides an on-going series of opportunities for working women to enhance their leadership skills and network on issues important to them. To participate in planning women’s events, contact the LES office, 612-624-5020 or e-mail us.

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Media Services

The Labor Education Service is unique among American labor education programs in offering an array of general and customized media services. They include Internet skills and social media training, convention audio/video planning and production, and the Workday Magazine website.