2021 Harvard Trade Union Workshop - March


Thu - Fri, Mar 11 to Mar 19, 3:00pm - 8:00pm


online Zoom

Building upon the Trade Union Program’s commitment to education and guidance for the labor movement, we have designed a multi-class online workshop that combines the highlights and strengths of our core curriculum with a focus on current urgent challenges: overcoming the raging pandemic, navigating the economic recession, and achieving pathways to racial justice.

The workshop consists of ten class sessions led by experts in their fields. The workshop will not be a passive webinar where participants only listen to the experts, but instead this will be an interactive learning experience with small group breakouts, case studies, and readings. The best way to learn is to be actively involved in developing ideas and solutions. We will cover many big issues that have been under fierce societal debate, but hopefully, through this process, we will have a better understanding of the issues and the directions to move forward.

For HTUP alumni, this will be a good refresher course to reinvigorate your soul by learning from and interacting with other union leaders and experts from around the world. Ideally, it will bring back that spark and ways of thinking you experienced in the HTUP.

The workshops are designed for current and former labor leaders, but we welcome anyone dealing with and interested in these issues.

TOPICS: The topics for the sessions include: Overview of the Economy; Covid’s Impact on Workers; Covid and Climate Change; Strategic planning in the time of Covid; Pandemic Safety and Health; Covid and Capital Stewardship; Legal Structures in the new Congress and Presidential term; Labor Movements and Social Justice; Labor Leadership and Diverse Membership; the Pandemic around the World.

DATES and TIMES: The workshops consist of ten 90 minute sessions over four days, on two consecutive Thursdays and Fridays. The same workshop will be given twice, in February and March. The dates for the workshop are February 11 & 12, 18 &19 or March 11 & 12, 18 &19.
The workshops will be held between 3-8 pm EST.  We have chosen late afternoon to facilitate participation with the American west coast and  make possible participation with our friends in Australia.

COST: Tuition for the workshops is $1000 (which includes all four days).  We offer an early registration discount -- register by December 31, 2020, and tuition is reduced to $800. We also offer a group discount -- any organization that registers five participants can include a sixth participant for free.  The final registration deadline is February 2, 2021. 

REGISTER: Sign up for the workshops. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. 

PAYMENT: You can pay online by either check or credit card or you can mail in a check.  
For secure online payment click here
Otherwise, make check payable to the Harvard Trade Union Program and mail it to:
50 Church Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138

For questions, contact Alida Castillo at 617-495-7678 or htup@law.harvard.edu

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