Educational Services & Technical Assistance
The Labor Extension Program provides educational services and technical assistance to unions in the region covered by the North Shore, Merrimack Valley, Central Massachusetts and North Worcester Labor Councils.
The UMass Lowell Labor Extension Program works in conjunction with similar programs at the UMass campuses in Boston, Dartmouth and Amherst.
Labor Extension News
Coordinator Susan Winning Awarded
Labor Extension Program Coordinator Susan Winning was given an award at the recent Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council dinner for her dedication and hard work for working people.
Technology Stimulus Package Provides $19 Billion
The Electronic Medical Records and Health Information Technology stimulus package contains $19 billion to promote Electronic Medical Records and other Health Information Technology. Charley Richardson has been writing commentaries about how this will affect health-care workers and health care. Recent pieces include an open memo to unions representing health care workers and an examination of the role of insurer Wellpoint in health information technology policy, while using information technology to build opposition to progressive health care reform and developing programs of "medical tourism" - shipping patients overseas for lower cost medical care.
Download: "Working Alone: the Erosion of Solidarity in Today's Workplace" (pdf) by Charley Richardson, published in the latest edition of "New Labor Forum." Send your stories about isolation at work to Charles_Richardson@uml.edu.