The Evergreen State College's Labor Center to Offer Classes on Trade Union Activity

October 18, 2003

Yakima Valley Community College
Fri., Nov. 7, 6:30–9 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 8, 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

The Labor Education and Research Center at The Evergreen State College will offer classes in Yakima for union members and leaders on Friday evening, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8. The classes will be held at Yakima Valley Community College from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 7 and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. Participants will have a choice of three classes: Introduction to Labor Law; Servicing and Organizing Models of Unionism; and Creative Organizing Using the Arts. The classes are part of the Labor Center’s Union Consciousness and Leadership Schools and are intended to cover basic as well as more advanced elements of trade union activity.

“We offer these and similar classes around the state to help union members develop the skills and confidence that will enable them to be more effective and inspired rank and file activists and union leaders,” says Peter Kardas, director of the Labor Center at The Evergreen State College. The classes will be organized in such a way as to encourage participants to reflect on their own experiences and to learn from each other.

To learn about these and other classes offered by the Labor Center, contact Kardas at (360) 867-6526, or e-mail to