Every year, the United Association for Labor Education (UALE) sponsors four regional “women’s schools.” This year, the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) will provide one $500.00 scholarship to each of the schools to help defray the costs of a participant to attend. Applicants must be a CLUW member or become a member by the time the application is submitted. Please click here for the application in a “WORD” version or click here for the PDF version. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 15, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 717.564.7491.
These residential programs typically last between four and five days, and include classes and workshops on a variety of union-related topics. Women from all over the country and beyond learn the skills and knowledge needed to play leadership roles in their unions. One of the most valuable aspects of the schools is the chance to meet and network with other union women.
2015 Summer Schools
- The Western Regional Institute for Union Women will take place on the Reed College campus in Portland, Oregon, from June 23-27.
- The Midwest School for Women Workers will be held at the DePaul University Labor Education Center in Chicago, Illinois, from July 19-23.
- The 40th Northeast Summer School for Union Women will take place at Penn State University, University Park Campus, from July 26-30.
- The Southern Summer School for Working Women will take place at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, from July 9-12.
Visit the UALE website from more information on all of the schools.