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
The East Side Freedom Library will host “The History of Labor Day,” a free, public event to explore how Labor Day became a holiday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 28. The event will feature readings from historic labor speeches, music and solidarity.
The Labor Education Service video documentary, Who Built Our Capitol? about the men and women who constructed the Minnesota State Capitol Building, will be broadcast on Labor Day by Twin Cities Public Television.
The University of Minnesota Labor Education Service is offering six courses on “nuts & bolts” skills important to working people. The 2014-2015 schedule includes an online class, “Introduction to the Labor Movement.”
“Labor in the Eyes of Artists” is a free art exhibit at the T.R. Anderson Gallery at the University of Minnesota running through July 18. A special reception, including two film screenings, will be held Thursday, July 10.
The North Loop neighborhood is known today for trendy new apartments and condos, bars and restaurants, but 80 years ago it was the scene of bloody hand-to-hand combat on the streets between striking members of Teamsters Local 574 and a private army fielded by the business community to break the strike.
Descendants of the participants in the historic 1934 Teamsters' strikes remember and honor their legacy. The 10 or so people gathering in a 1920s home in St. Paul might have been meeting for the first time, but they forged an instant bond. Their parents or grandparents 80 years ago stood together and fought in the streets of Minneapolis for the right to organize a union during the 1934 Teamsters strikes.