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) 2020-2021
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 open for the 2020-21 Basic Labor Skills Courses
Build skills and community with our summer series of training and classes! Cost is free but registration is required; space for each class is limited.
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. https://z.umn.edu/new-staff-2020
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.
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
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.
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.