Contact the UI Administration

You Can Help Save the Labor Center!

Join others across the state and nation in letting the UI know that:

  • The Labor Center serves a unique and irreplaceable function, teaching classes for thousands of working adults and scores of enrolled UI students each year, promoting good jobs and a stronger economy, and supporting experiential student learning and interdisciplinary faculty research.
  • Stealing the small amount of university money that has been committed for decades to research and education on issues that matter most to Iowa workers is an unforgivable breach of public trust.
  • Closing the Labor Center would harm workers across the state, leave gaping holes in UI’s curricular offerings and research capacity, and destroy the joint commitment generations of state and university leaders have made to Iowa workers.

Contact UI administrators and tell them to keep hands off Labor

Center funding! Urge them to:

  1. Reverse the decision to close the Labor Center,
  2. Rescind the furlough notices given to Labor Center employees, and
  3. Recommit the Labor Center’s existing university funding to Labor Center activities.

Share your story with UI administrators! What do you value about the Labor Center? How has attending Labor Center classes, working with Labor Center staff, or having access to Labor Center resources affected you, your co-workers, students, or community?


UI Law School Dean Kevin Washburn

(319) 384-4658

UI President Bruce Harreld

(319) 335-3549

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