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Program for Minorities and Women in the Workforce


Formerly known as the Labor Studies Center while based on the Ann Arbor campus, the University of Michigan-Dearborn Center for Labor and Community Studies has hosted conferences and workshops specifically tailored for all workers and one of its major goals is to help women and minorities advance in the workplace through skill building and community building, with emphasis on activism.

The Center’s annual Michigan Summer School for Women Workers has been in existence since 1974; the Black Men in Unions Institute has been offered since 1986, and the Latina/o Workers Leadership Institute has been in existence since 1993. In addition to offering courses related to union activities such as grievance handling and techniques of organizing and bargaining, these programs also promote political and cultural awareness, cultural diversity and knowing your civil rights. Engagement in community activities is highly encouraged.

Contact Information

Center for Labor and Community Studies

University of Michigan-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road, 240 ASC
Dearborn, MI 48218-2406

Phone: (313)583-6400
E-mail: clcs.info@umd.umich.edu

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University of Michigan – Dearborn

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University of Michigan-Dearborn Provost’s Office

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Business & Industry, Communications, Community Assistance, Continuing & Community, Culture (American & International), Education: Higher Ed, Health & Health Care, Law & Public Policy, Mental Health, Social Services