Saturday labor history class offered by UF
April 1998

Union members, other working people, and members of the general public are invited to attend a labor history course offered by the University of Florida as part of a Labor Studies Program conducted in partnership with Florida International University and taught by instructors at UF. The course is designed to offer a chance for union members to learn more about America's diverse and varied labor history and to share their own experiences within the movement. Classes will be held for five consecutive Saturdays beginning May 16 and running through June 20, from 9:35 am to 12:35 pm.

Each class will deal with one of the following five topics: Why Unions Exist, Race and the Working Class, Women and the Working Class, Labor History in the South and Florida, and the Future of the Labor Movement. The classes will be informally structured with a combination of discussion and film. As the classes are not designed to be straight lecture, audience participation and personal opinions and experiences within the labor movement will be strongly welcomed. This is a non-credit course with no required homework. However, there will be a course packet of suggested readings available for interested participants.

A registration fee of $20 is required and a certification of completion will be awarded at the end of the course. For those unable to pay the $20 fee, scholarships are available.

To register for the course or for more information call Anders Lewis at 352-379-5932 or Carpenters Local 75 at 352-376-3121.

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