Workday Minnesota is a project of the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service, the only educational program in the state specifically focused on the needs of Minnesota workers and their organizations. View a complete overview on the LES website. In this section, we highlight some of the programs and services we offer and examine current trends and issues in labor education.
The Labor Education Service has developed a series of posters that make up a labor history timeline. Download the posters
On Dec. 11, 1956, the City of Saint Paul evicted the residents of Swede Hollow and burned their homes to the ground. On Nov. 4 and 5, the East Side Freedom Library is reprising an opera that captures that history.
The University of Minnesota Labor Education Service is offering labor studies skills courses that provide a foundation in “nuts & bolts” areas important to working people. Basic Steward Training is Oct. 29. Collective Bargaining is Nov. 12 and 19.
Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, vowed on many occasions that he would never allow a labor union. So how did the United Automobile Workers manage to organize the Ford Motor Company 75 years ago?