The Labor Studies Program offers an extensive noncredit program, the Union Education Program (UEP). The UEP offers workshops, short courses, and conferences that emphasize the development of skills and knowledge to suit the needs of local unions and Central Labor Councils. The members of the Labor Studies faculty will travel across the state to teach UEP courses.
The Labor Studies non-credit program offers dozens of UEP courses and can design a course to meet any union's needs. Some of the course offerings include but not limited to:
- Collective Bargaining
- Contract Campaigns
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Grievance Handling/Steward Training
- Indiana Workers' Rights
- Labor Law
- Legal Rights of Union Stewards
- Mobilizing the Membership
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Researching a Company/Employer
- Union Officers' Training
- Workers' Compensation
The UEP does not have admission requirements, tests, or grades. There is a nominal charge. Courses are tailored to meet the needs of a local or international union, with enrollments then limited to the contracting union. Contact the IU campus nearest you to inquire about the UEP. Participants who complete 150 hours in the UEP are awarded a Certificate of Recognition.