COVID-19 Update – We are going online
Throughout the years, the Guild has adapted its course offerings as the needs of students and faculty have changed. In light of the unfolding Covid-19 pandemic, labor education is as important as ever. We are planning virtual courses, workshops, and discussions that are of particular relevance for today’s current events. The Guild maintains its commitment to offering labor education through the guild school and is excited to announce that we will be offering online classes for the fall of 2020. We are working with our talented faculty to develop engaging and informative virtual learning opportunities. Please continue to check-in for the latest updates throughout this summer. We are strongest when we stand together, now and always!
Executive Director Kowalski’s Statement Equality for all: A Statement on Racial Justice
Over the door at the old Guild facility in Weymouth was a sign with the words of Fr. Mortimer Gavin that read, “YOU ARE ALL WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE.” The Labor Guild’s mission is to promote good order in the workplace, to teach workers to act in good conscience…
by Sean Lundergan, Fr. Boyle Fellow Working class agitation has a long history. Over two centuries in Ancient Rome, a series of struggles known as the Conflict of the Orders took place between the elites, the patricians, and the commoners, the plebeians. From the...
This Week in Labor History, vol. 3: Martin Luther King, Jr., the Mountaintop speech, and the Memphis Sanitation Strike
by Sean Lundergan, Fr. Boyle Fellow This week in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was fatally shot in Memphis, Tennessee. The night before he was killed, King delivered his famous “Mountaintop” speech, in support of the sanitation workers’ strike that had begun two...
“Those who do not heed the lessons of history are destined to repeat it.” In this case, it is the history of our fellow man and the recycling of our basic instincts. The entire world is experiencing a situation we hoped would never happen, especially in the era of...
by Sean Lundergan, Fr. Boyle Fellow This week in 1874, workers at the Susquehanna Depot in Pennsylvania seized their employer’s equipment and facilities when their wages weren’t paid. The incident was a part of the escalation in labor disputes along America’s...
THE GUILD SCHOOL—SPRING 2020
The Labor Guild School of Labor Management Relations: Fall 2020 136th Term
All classes will be run virtually through zoom
School Starts Monday, September 14th and runs through Wednesday November 11th
New School Format
- Each class meets on the same day of the week for four weeks from 6:30 to 8:30
- The first set of classes run from the week of Sept. 14th to the week of Oct. 5th
- The second set of classes run from the week of Oct. 19th to the week of Nov. 9th
WHAT IS THE LABOR GUILD?
The Labor Guild, an agency of the Archdiocese of Boston (RCAB), is a membership organization of over 1800 individuals, organizations and institutions involved in all aspects of labor-management relations. We promote good order and justice in today’s workplace by inspiring, motivating and helping men and women to act with conscience, know-how and courage in labor-management relations. Welcome!
Since 1945, the Guild has provided over 50,000 students and working practitioners with… MORE
Fall 2020 School of Labor Management Relations
All classes will be held virtually over zoom
New course format designed to optimize virtual learning