The Region 9A Education Fund (Ed Fund) offers access to existing classes, and even some classes tailor-made in response to requests by members:
The Ed Fund offers access to a number of existing classes, at varied levels of proficiency and with start dates in fall, winter and spring. These include Spanish, an assortment of computer skills, and college prep, as well as GED classes in both Spanish and English, and English as a Second Language classes. Access to existing classes are available not only to union members but to their families. The GED and ESL classes are also made available even to clients and associates referred by members. The Fund does not charge extra for any of these.
Specialty classes taught on the worksite, such as Advanced Spanish for Legal Services Advocates, satisfying the employer’s contractual obligation to provide such training, can and have been organized at no additional cost to the employer.
The Ed Fund was originally established as the District 65 Education Fund. Units of UAW locals participate in it and help support it through negotiated contributions from their employers, although the bulk of the Ed Fund’s financing comes from the $250,000 contributed annually by the Consortium for Worker Education.
The director of the Ed Fund, Ms. Toby Emmer, can be reached:
by phone at 212-228-0041
by fax at 212-228-0157
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org