41st Northeast UALE School For Women in Unions and Worker Organizations

Saturday, July 30, 2016 8:00am to Wednesday, August 3, 2016 8:00pm
Rutgers Labor Education Center (LEC)


July 30, 2016 – August 3, 2016

Rutgers Labor Education Center (LEC) 

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations will host the 41st UALE Northeast Summer School for Women in Unions and Worker Organizations in the summer of 2016.  The summer school will be held at the Labor Education Center. Dates for the program are July 30th to August 3rd, 2016.

Every year, the United Association for Labor Education (UALE) sponsors four regional women’s summer schools for union officers and activists. Women from all over the country learn the skills and knowledge needed to play leadership roles in their unions and to grow and transform the labor movement. One of the most valuable aspects of the summer schools is the opportunity to meet and network with other union women from around the region and beyond.

Join women labor activists throughout the Northeast in this comprehensive, four-day leadership institute. Participate in skills building workshops, cultural activities, and educational sessions on current labor challenges, taught and shared by labor educators, union staff and officers, and worker organization activists. Network and learn; be inspired, be ready! Click here to download the brochure/registration form.


The UALE Northeast Summer School for Women in Unions and Worker Organizations strives to be a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students and instructors alike. We adhere to the following principles of unity:

  • To respect each other's race, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender expression and identity, immigrant status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and language.
  • To communicate in class and during the summer school with awareness that:
    • Life experiences and perceptions vary; be mindful of what you say and how you say it.
    • What you mean to say, with the best of intentions, may not always be interpreted that way by others. 
    • Giving constructive feedback promotes respectful dialogue.
    • Being opened to hearing constructive feedback promotes understanding.


The cost to attend is $510 (double room) or $590 (single room); this includes tuition, housing, meals, and parking for the four days of summer school.  Residents will be housed on campus, in dormitory apartments near the Labor Education Center (LEC).  Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom, and will house two to four women. All apartments are non-smoking. Commuters to the school will pay a fee of $290, which includes tuition, parking, and two meals per day; commuter slots are limited. You should plan to arrive the afternoon of Saturday, July 30th; the graduation program will end at approximately 1pm on Wednesday, August 3rd.

Limited scholarship support is available, including funding from the Berger-Marks Foundation for younger women (35 years and younger); download the Scholarship Application for instructions.


It is an exciting week of learning and solidarity.  Space is limited, so register early. Registration can be by mail (download brochure), with payment by check or billed to your organization. Online registration, with a credit card payment option, will be available after April 15th

The registration deadline is July 6, 2016.

Click here to register.


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For more information, contact the Rutgers Women’s Summer School Team!


Please visit the UALE Summer School page, as well as the Online UALE Summer School for Union Women Research Guide.