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The LABOR School
503 Keller Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

TEL: 814-867-2287

Women’s Summer School

July 25-29, 2022

Registration is now open! Interested parties can register online now.

The Forty-Fifth UALE Northeast Summer School for Union Women is a four-day residential program. The school brings together rank-and-file members, staff, and officers of unions and workers’ rights organizations to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the U.S. labor movement. UALE advocates education as an essential tool to develop new activists and leaders who will grow and transform the labor movement. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” which includes trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people. Spanish language interpretation will be offered throughout the program.

This year’s school will be hosted by the LABOR School at Penn State. Participants stay on campus in single dorm rooms with private bathrooms. All rooms are non-smoking. The school will begin Monday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m. (check-in time will be from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.) and will conclude on Friday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Workshop A Choices:

  • Health and Safety as an Organizing Tool
  • Internal Organizing for Member Power
  • The Legal Right to Resist
  • Fighting for Racial Justice
  • Building Power through Bargaining
  • Using social media as a Communications Tool
Workshop B Choices:
  • Community Coalitions for Worker Power
  • Democratic Rights under Attack
  • Running for Office in your Community
  • Building an Economy for Workers from Crisis
  • Women in Nontraditional Jobs
  • Public Speaking

Fees: $725 union members or $500 worker organization. Residential fee includes tuition, housing, and meals for the four days of summer school. The $375 commuter fee includes tuition and two meals per day.

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available and based on individual need. If you have a need, please complete the form.

For those who require a paper application, please download the form.

For those who require a Spanish paper application, please download the form.

Please send to:

Conferences & Institutes Registration
Penn State Non-Credit Registration Office
Box 410
State College, PA 16804
Phone: 814-867-4973
Note: Credit card payments received by phone, mail and fax will be processed the following Tuesday when staff are in the office from 8AM-12PM.

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link to Labor Women Get In Good Trouble flyer
Download the Flyer in English
Link to Spanish Flyer. Enlace al folleto Las mujeres trabajadoras se meten en buenos problemas
Download the Flyer in Spanish