A Campus Labor Institute offered Saturday, Oct. 21, will feature sessions on worker organizing, history and more. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the 3M Auditorium of the Carlson School of Management on the West Bank of the university’s Minneapolis campus. It will be followed by a social hour at a nearby café.
Sponsors are the Young Democratic Socialists of the University of Minnesota and the Labor Education Service at the university. View a complete schedule on the Young Democratic Socialists’ Facebook page.
“The Campus Labor Institute is a revival of a program active in the 1980s and ’90s that engaged college students, community members, labor organizers, and rank and file union members in connecting labor activism with broader social justice and progressive movements,” organizers said.
“This one-day seminar will orient attendees around academic approaches to organized labor, organizing principles, and a history of labor struggle. The intended outcome is both to train scholars to engage with labor struggles and introduce young activists to labor as a destination for their organizing talents.
“People with all levels of exposure to the labor movement are welcome to attend. This event will primarily focus on current students or recent graduates and those new to organizing.”