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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.

Registration is open for the 2021 Labor Studies Skills Courses

Build skills and community with our series of training and classes! Cost is free but registration is required; space for each class is limited.

2020-2021 Minnesota Union Leadership Program (MULP)

The Labor Education Service is working on providing a safe and practical plan for this year's MULP program.

Due to COVID-19, we are having to update and change our curriculum to fit the new normal. 

Registration is not  open at this time. We will be in touch again over the coming months with more information as it becomes available.

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new labor educators to our staff!

Cassie J. Williams (B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing; M.A. in Education) and Sasha Yunginger (B.S. in Corrections and Sociology; M.A. in Education) joined us this Spring just moments before COVID-19 forced the University to mandate that employees work from home. They have been doing much of their substantial on-boarding process via Zoom, along with getting acquainted with our friends and colleagues in Labor and the University. Please join us in welcoming them virtually and, hopefully soon, in a classroom or union hall.

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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. The 2019-20 brochure is here for the current Cohort 10 curriculum.

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 video production, Internet services, and the Workday Minnesota website.



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