The Union Education Program

Non Credit Classes

The Union Education Program (UEP)

The Department of Labor Studies  offers an extensive noncredit program, the Union Education Program (UEP). The UEP offers workshops, short courses, and conferences that emphasize the development of union skills. UEP courses, schedule to suit the needs of local unions and Central Labor Councils, often meet on Saturdays for three to eight consecutive weeks and are held in union halls and on IU campuses. The members of the Labor Studies faculty travel across the state to teach UEP courses.

  • Minimum fee
  • 100 hours of course work

The Labor Studies Program offers dozens of UEP courses and can design a course to meet any union’s needs. New courses become available as issues emerge. Some of the course offerings include:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Preparation for Arbitration
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Contract Campaigns
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Grievance Handling/Steward Training
  • Indiana Workers’ Compensation
  • Indiana Workers’ Rights
  • Labor Law
  • Legal Rights of Union Stewards
  • Mobilizing the Membership
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Pensions, ERISA and the Pension Protection Act
  • Research a Company/Employer
  • Stopping Sexual Harassment
  • Union Officers’ Training
  • Writing Contract Language

The UEP does not have any admissions, tests, or grades. There is a nominal charge. Courses can be tailored to meet the needs of a local or international union, with enrollments then limited to the contracting union. Other courses are offered on an open enrollment basis, with participants from multiple unions and industries. Participants who complete 100 hours in the UEP are awarded a Certificate of Recognition. Contact the IU campus nearest you to inquire about the UEP