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. Our intent is to hold our Fall 2021/Spring 2022 classes in person.

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. Classes can be conducted remotely using the Zoom platform or can be held in person. 

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 2022-23 program brochure (pdf)