The University of Michigan-Dearborn Center for Labor and Community Studies has been involved in a number of efforts to assist unions and corporations in understanding new forms of joint labor-management work organization. The Center has established a joint education-development program to meet the challenges facing both labor and management in the U.S. automobile industry; this innovative program is intended to provide a basis of knowledge to guide management and union leaders in joint decision making.
The Center also works with other companies on developing a team-based form of work organization to improve quality and productivity.
Putting on 5 to 6 major conferences per year, the Center is particularly known for its events that focus upon leadership and self-empowerment opportunities for women and minorities (The Michigan School for Women Workers, the Black Men in Unions Institute, and the Latina/o Workers Leadership Institute). As with their other annual events, the Young Worker Conference and the Fall Leadership Institute, participants from all genders and ethnicities are warmly encouraged to attend any of our events or training sessions.
Center for Labor and Community Studies
University of Michigan-Dearborn
257 FCN, 19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: (313) 583-6400
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