What Full-Time Students are Saying

“The Labor Center provided me a unique opportunity to continue student activism while taking classes that allowed me to study the kinds of social movements we need to build. The students and faculty have a real commitment to social and economic justice, and this means that the program is about much more than getting a degree.”

  • MISHY LEIBLUM, UNITE HERE, Maryland/Virginia


“The Labor Center program provides an essential balance between academic and practical hands-on training. I was able to work on current campaigns while getting the framework for where today’s struggles come from and where we need to get to.”

  • PILAR SCHIAVO, CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION, San Francisco, California


“Every single class that the Labor Center offers builds skills for the work I have done, and every single instructor is a true mentor and leader.”

  • AMY HINES, CALIFORNIA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION, California


“A strong and effective labor movement has never been more necessary than today, and rarely a day goes by where I don’t rely on the knowledge and skills I gained at the Labor Center.”

  • CHRIS LAND-KAZLAUSKAS, INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION, Geneva, Switzerland / Yangon, Myanmar


“The Labor Center is one of the few places students and activists can call home and think creatively about the necessity to organize and put the movement back into the labor movement.”

  • DAVID DE HOYOS, SEIU LOCAL 1877 JUSTICE FOR JANITORS, San Diego, California


“It’s so much more than just a classroom experience. My internship gave me the opportunity to get involved in hands-on organizing, research, member mobilization, and coalition-building.”

  • ERIN ENWRIGHT, COUNCIL 93 AFSCME, Boston, Massachusetts