Who should attend
This certificate program is intended for union, worker center and community-based organization members, staff, activists, and Executive Board officers. You are welcome to enroll at any level: Beginner (Working knowledge of topics), Competent (Good working and background knowledge of topics), or Proficient (Depth of understanding of topics).
About the course
Through an expansive overview, you will gain a greater understanding of the history of the United States labor movement. This includes learning about the history of U.S. labor markets, labor leaders, mass movements, the strengths and weaknesses, and mistakes and triumphs of unions and other labor focused organizations. Intertwined with this history, you will be introduced to economic trends and policies, from the federal deficit to the minimum wage law, to see how national and international economics affects workers.
Programs Associated with this Course
- Certificate in DePaul Labor Leadership Certificate Program
Upon completion of all six courses, you will:
- Build on existing labor knowledge and skills
- Gain a deeper understanding of labor issues and economic justice
- Prepare to take on new levels of leadership in unions, worker centers and community-based organizations
- Earn a Certificate of Achievement from DePaul University
The Labor Leadership Certificate Program is presented in partnership with the Labor Education Center.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.