ERIC Number: ED382762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Labor's Key Role in Workplace Training.
Roberts, Markley; Wozniak, Robert
AFL-CIO unions representing a wide range of workers in virtually every sector of the economy have teamed with employers to develop and sustain successful programs resulting in better trained, more productive workers. Joint training and education programs come in various forms and offer a wide range of services depending on the industry and worker and employer needs. The United Automobile and Aerospace Workers union has joined forces with Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors to develop programs that allow workers to upgrade skills, further their education, and seek assistance in personal and work-related matters. The most well-known programs involving the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are the Alliance for Employee Growth and Development and the Enhanced Training Opportunities Program. Other joint programs include the following: Service Employees International Union's strategies aimed at expanding upward mobility opportunities; Education Fund of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees; efforts of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers ranging from full-scale high performance work organization efforts to efforts to assist displaced workers; the Institute for Career Development of the United Steelworkers of America; and programs in the maritime trades and paper industry. The Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership, a partnership among government, industry, and labor, is an attempt to establish a labor market board for Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Innovation, Employer Employee Relationship, Job Training, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Union Members, Unions, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.