Women workers from across the South and Appalachia will be meeting to share worker organizing stories from the past and the present, learn from other movements, build our leadership and organizing skills, and have a great time!
Now in their 42nd year, the Union Women's Summer Schools are designed by a committee of labor educators. The residential schools bring together rank and file women workers, officers, and staff to strengthen their knowledge of the labor movement, become more active and influential in their unions, and share their experiences and support with other women unionists.
The school's success is evidenced by the record of participants. Over the past 37 years, the schools have educated thousands, many of whom have become leaders of their unions.
Organizing Struggles and Victories in the South
Outreach and Public Speaking
Building Community - Labor Coalitions
Southern Women's Labor History
Dealing with Race in the Workplace
Creating Art and Culture in Labor Struggles
English-Spanish Interpretation and Childcare Available
Highlander Research and Education Center
United Association of Labor Education, Women's Committee
United for a Fair Economy
For more information, contact Susan Williams
Susan @ highlandercenter.org; 865-360-7042
Highlander Research and Education Center:
Highlander began in 1932 during the Great Depression in Monteagle, Tennessee, supporting union organizing in the Southern United States. Now located east of Knoxville at a workshop center in East Tennessee, Highlander continues to support groups across the South working in economic, racial and environmental justice, labor and worker organizing, education, immigrant rights and democracy. Through the years, Highlander has worked with unions and organizations supporting factory workers, miners, farm workers, educators, service and government workers. The center is on Bay’s Mountain with beautiful grounds and view of the Smoky Mountains. Participants will be housed in rustic dormitory and lodge.