The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Labor Studies

Labor Studies

The UMass Amherst Labor Studies program is the premier graduate degree program for students to understand the political economy, workers’ organizations, and how to build power. The program provides skills that activists need as well as the theory and context to think critically about issues facing working people and their movements today.

The Labor Studies curriculum provides an understanding of economic, political, legal, and social issues in the global economy — including issues around race, immigration, gender, and the working class — and how unions and workers’ rights organizations can work to build justice and dignity in the workplace and the community.

The Labor Center

Thompson Hall, 200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9277
(413) 545 4875

Labor center