The Labor Studies Center

The Labor Studies Center is a comprehensive labor and employment educational extension center that is dedicated to improving the lives of working people while contributing to an organization’s economic success.  The Center conducts innovative labor and employment workshops and programs tailored to assist in the development of high quality jobs and improve the social and economic conditions of workers and their communities.  The “Labor School” is the Labor Studies Center’s premier leadership development program.


NEW...Detroit Labor History Bus Tour

Saturday, September 17, 2016
10 am - 12:00 pm
Event is free of charge!

Bus departs from SEIU Healthcare MI Offices
2604 4th Street, Detroit, MI  48201

Reserve Your Seat

The Labor School:  Labor Leadership Development Program

The Labor School courses may be taken on-campus and/or online.  The courses will allow you to strengthen your leadership capabilities, develop innovative strategies and provides a forum for students to share ideas.  There are no grades and no exams.  Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate from the Labor School.

PLEASE NOTE:  Labor School Alumni, to take advantage of the 10 undergraduate credit hours that you have earned, you must be successfully admitted to Wayne State University by the Fall 2016 semester. You do not have to take classes in the Fall semester. All application materials must be processed by August 1 so don't wait! Contact our Academic Service Officer, Linda Johnson, 313-577-0175 or email with any questions.


50th Anniversary Celebration for the Labor School
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Greektown Casino Hotel

Join the celebration!  The Labor Studies Center will be hosting an event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its Labor School.  If you would like to be added to the invite list, please go to the following link to add/update your contact information:
All future event information will be sent out via email.  If you do not have an active email account, please call the Labor Studies Center office (313) 577-2191.


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Contact Information:

The Labor Studies Center
3178 FAB, 656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI  48202

Phone:  (313) 577-2191


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