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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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