UE Leadership and Staff Development Program

Updated August 27, 2021


Eight UE members from racial and ethnic backgrounds who are currently underrepresented in UE leadership or on the UE staff to participate in a special year-long structured program beginning with a fall virtual orientation up to two days. (Date and time TBA.)

Costs covered by the National Union during the program year include lost time, per diem, hotel and travel where applicable.


Program participants will gain experiences and develop skills to give greater leadership within the union. The program will focus on the skills and analysis required for leadership, organizing, servicing and a better understanding of what is the UE and robust political discussions. Participants may be called upon to take part in short-term field work during the year as well as an additional group program.


Members interested in participating should email UE Director of Education Kari Thompson at kthompson@ueunion.org no later than September 10 to be considered as a candidate for the program.  Locals are encouraged to sponsor additional participants. Contact Kari Thompson for more information.