Programs and Courses

The Labor Center offers a wide range of non-credit courses designed for workers, youth, community members, and labor union leaders. If you are interested in attending or hosting classes, several options are available:

Attend a Labor Center class at the University of Iowa: Open enrollment classes on campus

Each year, the Labor Center schedules several short courses and seminars on campus dealing with core issues facing workers and their unions. [August 2020 update - all Fall 2020/Spring 2021 open enrollment classes will be conducted via Zoom]

Host a Labor Center class in your workplace or community: Customized classes off campus

Labor Center instructors can work with your local labor union, community, faith-based or nonprofit organization, employer group, or state/regional council to tailor a class to your specific needs. We are available to travel throughout Iowa (and sometimes beyond) to conduct classes at locations and times that are convenient for working adults. [August 2020 update - many of our customized classes can be adapted to a Zoom format. Please contact us to discuss how we can provide remote education to your members.] 

Sponsor a Labor Center class through your Area Labor Federation

Iowa Area Labor Federations and Chapters are encouraged to host courses through a unique program sponsored by the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.

Download Labor Center FY19-20 program brochure (pdf)