Come join women from across the South and Appalachia, from labor unions and non-traditional worker organizing groups, to develop leadership skills and share strategies to strengthen worker organizing.

 Registration is closed as of 8-6-2014


Sessions could include:

“News from the South” (Successes from worker movements in the South)

Talking About Unions (“The Union Difference”)

Popular Economics – Common Sense Economics

Leadership Development and Worker Organizing

Community/Labor Coalition Building

Labor History and Southern Women

Immigration and Workers Rights

Using Culture to Organize


People of color, people with disabilities, non-union workers organizing for justice, lesbian/bisexual and/or transgendered people, younger and older workers, recent immigrants, people from all faith traditions and economic class backgrounds are welcome. In our diversity, we build solidarity as workers and union members.

Cost for event (includes program, meals and lodging) is $450.00. We will be offering Spanish/English interpretation and child care will be available if needed. Some partial and full scholar-ships are available through the generous support of the United Association of Labor Education Women’s Committee and the Berger-Marks Foundation.


For more information contact Susan Williams at Highlander Center:, 865-360-7042.


Highlander Research and Education Center:

Highlander began in 1932 during the Great Depression in Monteagle, Tennessee, supporting union organizing in the Southern United States. Now located east of Knoxville at a workshop center in East Tennessee, Highlander continues to support groups across the South working in economic, racial and environmental justice, labor and worker organizing, education, immigrant rights and democracy. Through the years, Highlander has worked with unions and organizations supporting factory workers, miners, farm workers, educators, service and government workers.

United Association of Labor Education, Women’s Committee

With appreciation to Berger-Marks Foundation for scholarship support


Join an amazing group of women at the historic and inspiring Highlander Center August 14-17!