Based in Champaign and Chicago, the Labor Education Program is the only state-wide provider of professional training and development for union leaders and workers in Illinois.


The Labor Education Program will consult with your union or organization to design an appropriate educational program covering a variety of subject areas throughout Illinois.

Classes can be presented in multiple formats, including half-day and day-long sessions. We can also provide educational presentations of variable length to accommodate your meeting or conference schedules. All courses can be conducted either in our classrooms or at your site. Classes are arranged to meet at times that are best for your organization, including weekdays and evenings, and weekends.


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US walkouts hit three of 70 plants owned by Ford, GM and Stellantis but union warns of more to come. Bruno says: “The UAW really hasn’t used these tactics in decades,” Bruno said. “Old school is sexy again.”
Sep 25, 2023
Labor Education Director at the University of Illinois Bob Bruno talks about the expansion of the UAW strike and the greater impact.
Sep 22, 2023
The United Auto Workers’ strike against the Big Three automakers could possibly change the entire automotive industry. University of Illinois professor Robert Bruno, a specialist in labor relations, helps unpack the impact of the strike.
Sep 21, 2023
A survey conducted by the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois of roughly 1,200 Chicago tipped workers in July 2022, found that nearly 57 percent of those surveyed said they were required to illegally “tip-out” their managers in the week prior, more than 43% said they faced at least one form of illegal discrimination on the job in the prior year and approximately 43% reported experiencing homelessness for at least one night in the past year.
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