Launched in Spring 2023, the Harry Bridges School of Labor is a monthly class held 2x per month. Classes will cover a variety of topics aimed at building class conscious among union members.

Mission Statement

The Harry Bridges School of Labor aims to educate the workers of America on the strength of unions and to foster a class-conscious workforce through Labor United Educational League. We aim to connect the struggles of the past with the struggles of today to empower the labor movement to transform from their present hopeless defensive fight into an aggressive attack upon Capital. We plan to empower workers with knowledge regardless of industry or type of work, bringing all workers to a class-oriented trade union movement.

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Class Schedule (2024)

Subject1st Session2nd Session
History of the C.I.O.
Part 2: Organizing The Unorganized
January 3January 6
Organizing Black Workers During the Formation of Industrial UnionsFebruary 7February 10
Norma RaeMarch 6March 9
Tasks of a Shop StewardApril 3N/A
Internal Organizing Part 2
Rank-and-File Action
May 8May 11
History of the C.I.O. Part 3β€”
Flint Sit-Down Strike
June 5June 8
The Great San Francisco General StrikeJuly 3July 6
Strategy & Tactics of
Class-Oriented Trade Unionism
August 7August 10
Them & UsSeptember 4September 7
History of the WFTUOctober 2October 5
History of TUELNovember 6November 9
Internal Organizing Part 3
Caucus Building
December 4December 7
All Class Schedules are Subject to Change

2023 Classes

Subject1st Session2nd Session
American Origins of May Day & Its Modern CelebrationsApril 29May 3
Organizing (Focus on External Organizing to form a Union)June 7June 10
Organizing (Focus on Internal Organizing within established Unions)July 5July 8
State of the Trade Union Movement in UkraineAugust 2August 5
How to Connect with Conservative Workers Through Class-Oriented Trade UnionismSeptember 6September 9
The AFL-CIO Role in the 1973 Chilean CoupOctober 4October 7
History of the C.I.O.November 1November 4
The Bootleg Coal RebellionDecember 6December 9