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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.



Minnesota Union Leadership Program (MULP) IS RETURNING for 2022-23! For more information on this year's cohort, click here.


Save these MULP dates in your calendar:

  • October 26-28, 2022 (Sessions 1 & 2)

  • December 8, 2022 (Session 3)

  • January 25, 2023 (Session 4)

  • March 16, 2023 (Session 5)

  • May 25, 2023 (Session 6 & Graduation)

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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 Minnesota website.



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