The UMass Amherst Labor Studies program is the premier graduate degree program for students seeking to understand the political economy, workers' organizations, and how to build power.

Here, you'll gain skills that activists need as well as the theory and context to think critically about issues facing working people and their movements today.

Your 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.

Join other labor leaders, staff, and activists in camaraderie and solidarity to explore the labor movement—where we've been, where we are today, and where we need to be.