Labor Education Program
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The Labor Education Program (LEP) is based on the strong belief that education plays an important role in helping every American worker realize the promise of economic opportunity.
With offices in Urbana and Chicago, LEP provides educational programs for over 2,000 union members and other workers each year. Most classes are held in the evening or on weekends in various locations throughout Illinois – including union halls, workplaces, community organizations, worker centers and schools, as well as online. Week-long residential summer programs are held on the university’s Urbana campus. This year’s schedule of programs and special events continues the tradition of high quality education that trade union members and working people from around the state have come to expect from our faculty.
LEP faculty also conducts community-based research to support worker struggles and contribute to popular understanding of the issues facing workers and the region’s vibrant labor history.
- School of Labor and Employment Relations