Classes for Central Labor Councils

Labor Center educators can travel to your area to conduct a customized class that suits the needs and interests of your Central Labor Council. (Find out more about the Central Labor Council nearest you.) In the recent past, Iowa Central Labor Councils have hosted Labor Center programs on topics such as steward education, workers’ compensation, mobilizing members, health care, labor history, and many others (see examples below). Classes can range from a short evening class in conjunction with regularly scheduled meetings, full or half-day programs on weekends or week days, or multi-week series.

Iowa Central Labor Councils are eligible to receive financial support to host up to four Labor Center classes per year as part of a unique educational program sponsored by the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. For eligible classes, the Iowa Federation of Labor covers instructional fees, and Labor Councils are responsible only for the cost of class handouts. For more information: call the Labor Center at 319-335-4144 or download a Central Labor Council education program PDF icon2011 CLC flier.pdf.


Upcoming Labor Council Classes And Events

Combating Gender-Based Harassment
Tuesday, May 22, 5:30-8:00 p.m.; APWU Local 44, 1200 E. Euclid, Des Moines

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Workshop designed for local union leaders, union stewards and rank-and-file workers interested in sharing experiences and developing strategies for combating gender-based harassment. Sponsored by APWU Local 44 and South Central Iowa Area Labor Federation.  Dinner served 5:00-5:45 p.m. RSVP to or call 515-265-1862.

Recently Held Labor Council Classes 

Iowa Public Workers Under Attack, Western Iowa Labor Federation (Council Bluffs): February 21, 2018

Strategies for Increasing Member Involvement, Des Moines Henry County Labor Alliance: January 20, 2018

Workers' Compensation, Dubuque Labor Chapter: January 3, 2018

Family Medical and Leave Act, Lee County Labor Chapter (Fort Madison): November 18, 2017

Workers' Compensation, Lee County Labor Chapter (Keokuk): August 19, 2017

Activist Training, Hawkeye Area Labor Council (Cedar Rapids): July 6, 2016

Black Workers' Conference, USW 105 and Quad City Fed. of Labor (Bettendorf): June 11, 2016

Labor History, Quad City Fed. of Labor (Bettendorf): May 24, 2016

Family and Medical Leave Act, South Central Iowa Fed. of Labor (Des Moines): May 7, 2016

Minimum Wage: Past, Present and Future, Hawkeye Labor Council (Cedar Rapids): April 7, 2016

Turning Politics into Policy, Quad City Fed. of Labor (Davenport): February 29, 2016

Family and Medical Leave Act, Lee County Labor Council (Keokuk): February 6, 2016

Retirement Security, Black Hawk Union Council (Waverly): Jan. 21, 2016

Black Workers' Conference, Iowa City Fed. of Labor (Iowa City): Jan. 16, 2016

Understanding the Affordable Care Act, Black Hawk Union Council (Waverly): Nov. 19, 2015

Public Sector Bargaining, Northwest Iowa Labor Council (Sioux City): Nov. 16-17, 2015

Steward School, Des Moines-Henry County Labor Council (W. Burlington): October 17, 2015

Steward School, Lee County Labor Council (Keokuk): October 17, 2015

Organizing Construction Workers, South Central Iowa Fed. of Labor (Des Moines): May 21, 2015