Overview of the Labor School's
Leadership Development Program

The Labor School is a certificate program that brings together workers who share a common concern for the future of their workplace, their union, and their community.

Schedule of Classes

Printable Labor School Leaflet

Who should attend?

People that want to make a positive impact in their workplace, organizations or communities. The Labor School will allow you to strengthen your leadership capabilities, develop innovative strategies and provide a forum for sharing ideas. There are no grades and no exams. If you have special needs, please make us aware of your needs upon registration.


Where is the Labor School located?

Classes are held at State Hall on the main campus of Wayne State University or can be taken online.


When does the Labor School begin?

New students normally begin the Labor School at the start of the fall or winter semesters, but you are welcome to join at any time.  Registration is ongoing.


Tuition and course materials

Each course is $150.  Tuition includes all materials.  Many students receive tuition assistance from their union or employer.


Scholarships may be available to pay a portion of the tuition, based upon need.  Contact our office to request an application for the Ethel Schwartz Memorial Scholarship for Labor Education.


How to Register

1. Contact our office at 313-577-2191


2.  Register online by completing the Registration Page.


The Labor Studies Center
3178 FAB, 656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI  48202

Phone:  313-577-2191
Fax:  313-577-7726
Email:  laborschool@wayne.edu

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