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Field Placements in Workers' Organizations

Students majoring or minoring in Labor Studies may elect, with advisor approval, to complete a field placement with a labor union or worker organization. Applicants for Field Placement must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Union placements may include the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, the state federation of many Mass. Unions; regional associations such as the Greater Boston, Merrimack Valley or North Shore Labor Councils; SEIU Local 615, representing service workers; Teamsters Local 25, representing transportation and warehouse workers; or others. Examples of worker organizations offering placements include the Massachusetts coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH), Jobs with Justice and Community Labor United. A field Placement is an opportunity for students who are considering the field as a career to apply classroom knowledge in practice while gaining experience and networking within the labor movement.

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