Michigan State University's Labor Education Program (LEP), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members. Since 1956, our nationally known programs have provided the vehicle for a real world focus on the concerns of working people. LEP works closely with the labor movement on a local, state and national level to further guarantee that programs are designed to fit the needs of local membership as well as International Union staff. The Morrill Act created land grant colleges, whose special mission is to promote ... the practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life. It is this mission that guides us in our goal to offer programs which bring together working people who share a common concern for the future of their workplace, their union and their community.
Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series
Negotiating Taste: Consumers and Workers in the Changing Poultry Industry, 1970 – 1990 Speaker: Patrick Dixon, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:15pm - 1:30pm MSU Museum Auditorium
The Sound of Caulking Irons to the Smell of the Fiberglass: Working in Michigan's Boatyards, 1870 - 2000 Speaker: Scott Peters, Michigan History Museum, Author of Making Waves: Michigan's Boat-Building Industry, 1865-2000 Friday, April 21, 2017 12:15pm - 1:30pm MSU Museum Auditorium