Applications for the 2023-24 Union LEAD (Leadership Equity and Development) Scholarship for the Union Leadership Institute are currently open! For the last 20 years, the New York State AFL-CIO and Cornell University have co-sponsored the Union Leadership Institute (ULI). Hundreds of prospective leaders from local unions throughout the state have gone through the program with many progressing to leadership positions within their respective unions.
As part of its commitment to fostering equity in our movement and ensuring our leadership is a true reflection of its membership, the New York State AFL-CIO Social Justice Task Force and Executive Council have created the Union LEAD scholarship for prospective union leaders from diverse backgrounds.
Any union member in good standing is welcome to apply. Union LEAD Scholars are selected by Union Leadership Institute faculty based on completion of this application and the final essay question. Applications are due by June 1, 2023.
The NYS AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute Schedule 2023-24
Opening Week: July 23-28, 2023 (ILR Conference Center, Ithaca NY)
Weekend 1: Oct 26-28, 2023 (ILR Conference Center, New York NY)
Weekend 2: Jan 11-13, 2024 (NYSUT HQ, Albany NY)
Weekend 3: March 21-23, 2024 (1199, Buffalo NY)
Closing Week: May 5-10, 2024 (IBEW Training Center, Cutchogue NY)