Opportunity for High School Students

DePaul University Labor Center offers an intensive one-week union summer school program for high school students. This program, founded in 1948 serves as a resource center to students, labor activists, academics and community leaders seeking a deeper understanding of labor issues and economic justice. This forward thinking program is facilitated by Bob Breving, who in the 70’s and 80’s was a member of the Illinois Federation of Teachers and worked tirelessly along with others to organize many of your councils.

Bob has reached out to Local 504 along with the Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor (our Illinois AFL-CIO Central Labor Council) to hold a

one day program for high school students on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 9:30-2:30 here at the Union Hall.

Students will learn labor history and participate in a mock collective bargaining role play. The program is entirely free and students who complete the one day program will receive a $25 stipend a few weeks later.

In this day of “Union bashing” the timing couldn’t be more perfect to engage our future leaders in conversations about workers and working class communities. In order for this event to be successful, we need at least 25 students. Please help us recruit those 25 students and get back to me with their names by Monday, April 27.

Thank you for your assistance in teaching students about labor.

Susan Eberle  |  Bookkeeper
Lake County Federation of Teachers, Local 504
248 Ambrogio Drive, Gurnee, IL  60031
T:  847-623-7725, x-10  |  E:  seberle@ift-aft.org

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