D. EDUCATION AND INFORMATION DIVISION
Headed by the National Vice President for Education and Information, the Division envisions ALU as significant source of learning in the world of work and organized labor with educated, skilled and committed trade unionists able to strengthen solidarity and democratic processes, promote equality, enhance workers’ employability and productivity, protect workers’ rights and union independence, represent effectively workers’ concerns, help protect the environment and improve quality of life.
1. REGIONAL OFFICES
The four regional offices conducted a total of 519 educational programs for the last five years, benefitting 20,033 members, some 35% of whom were women. The programs were designed, implemented and evaluated with and for local union members across the country. The vision is very knowledgeable, highly skilled and deeply committed trade union leaders and members able to competently, effectively and productively represent the interests of workers and their families as well as to contribute to company productivity and community development.