My Diploma


This came in yesterday’s mail-my diploma for my Master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I worked hand for this, and it will have an honored place on my wall.

Back From UMass

I’m back from another ten days of classes at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, working towards my Master’s in Labor Studies-my final semester, of learning the real forces arrayed against working and other low-income people, the laws stacked against their coming together for their protection, the corporate and political forces lined up to take away what’s left of our rights as workers, and of our ability to resist their oppressing us.

I urge all Labor activists and others involved in the movement to look into studying in this program; you’ll be educated by professors who combine theory with activism, and be joined by other dedicated Labor activists. The Labor Center’s website is .

More Classwork at UMass

In a couple of days, I shall return to the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst for more classwork at their labor Center, where we take such classes as Labor Law, Labor History, Labor and the Economy, Labor Research, Immigration, and Contract Negotiation. This is all accredited, graduate-level work leading to a Master’s degree. I have always believed in education as a form of empowerment; if a person knows the real history and facts, that person cannot be so easily manipulated. It also carries a responsibility-if you know something touted in the media or in politics is a lie, you MUST speak out against it.

If you would like to learn more about this program, contact UMass at