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.
As of Monday, March 16, the University of Minnesota will be suspending travel for faculty and staff indefinitely due to concerns about the novel coronavirus. Moreover, the health and safety of our participants, presenters, staff, the other workers who support the Retreat, and our communities is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, this means we must postpone the 2020 Minnesota Union Women & Femmes Retreat.
We believe that the Retreat will be rescheduled for spring 2021; we will be in touch again over the coming months with more information as it becomes available.
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.