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Placement and Career Options


A degree from the Labor Center guarantees a wide range of job opportunities within the labor movement and workers' rights organizations. Our graduates have been in high demand among unions and organizations fighting for social change and economic justice and we have an excellent placement record. Recent positions our students have taken include:

 

Research Specialist, New England Regional Council of Carpenters
 
Union Representative, United Food and Commercial Workers, Denver, CO


Corporate Researcher, Massachusetts Nurses Association


External Union Organizer, Service Employees International Union, Los Angeles, CA


Research Director, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE)


Organizer, American Federation of Musicians, New York, NY

 

Researcher, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

 

Policy Analyst, Economic Policy Institute, Washington DC


Community Organizer, Massachusetts Nurses Association

 

Researcher, Justice for Janitors, Service Employee International Union (SEIU), San Diego

 

Political Director, San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO

 

Policy Program Associate, Front Range Economic Strategy Center

 

Head Researcher/Organizer, Mountain West Regional Council of Carpenter

 

Research Staff, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Washington, DC

 

Department of Strategic Campaigns, United Steelworkers of America (USWA), Pittsburgh, PA

 

Staff Representative, Local 888, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Boston, MA

 

Research Director, Foundation for Fair Contracting, Boston, MA

 

Field Examiner, National Labor Relations Board, Boston, MA

 

Field Representative, Vermont State Employees Association

 

Research Staff, United Auto Workers (UAW), Detroit, MI

Program Coordinator, Union Semester, New York, NY

 

Community Organizer, United Mine Workers of America, Terre Haute, IN

 

Organizer, Teamsters for a Democratic Union, Brooklyn, NY

 

Research analyst, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Washington, DC

 

Staff, Vermont Workers Center, Burlington, VT

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