How High Will We RISE?

RISE isn’t just a series of classes; it is a pathway to a stronger Union.

Short for Regional Initiative for Strategic Education, RISE provides LIUNA members with a series of hands-on seminars that help them develop the tools and the talent to be effective Union advocates and Union organizers in the twenty-first century.

Examples of How You’ll Learn to RISE:

Founded by members, for members, RISE is an organizing program unique to the Eastern Region of LIUNA. Our union is only as strong as our membership is unified, active, and equipped to RISE to the challenges facing us.

With the proper tools and training, we can accomplish anything we set out to do. So, are YOU ready to RISE?

Building Power Step-By-Step


This three-hour course covers the history of the union and basic terms and concepts.


This three-hour course teaches basic organizing tactics and how to successfully defend against typical anti-union statements.


Thisinvitation-only, day-long class gives participants the chance to engage in one-on-one conversations, find common ground, and practice using the techniques and knowledge acquired in the first two classes.


This invitation-only course lasts two days and covers organizing strategies, political activism, member mobilization, and coalition building. Exercises and lectures built around these themes help participants prepare themselves to speak out and represent their union.


Because RISE Masters never stop learning, our new Champion seminar helps expand and fine-tune the skills needed to be a successful, modern Union organizer.

Upcoming RISE Classes

Note: New RISE classes are added to the schedule frequently. Let us know your interest, and we can contact you.

I want to RISE!

Please note that RISE Pro, Master, and Champion classes are invitation only and have limited seats available. Indicating interest does not guarantee enrollment.