The Labor Education Program provides educational services for organized labor leaders and members in the state of Missouri in accordance with the following objectives:
- To develop programs in labor studies and the relevant aspects of the social and physical sciences to meet the workers' educational needs in their institutional and employment relationships.
- To increase the knowledge and competence of labor leaders, enabling them to meet their manifold responsibilities as contributing participants in their unions, as citizens in the community and as individuals in society.
- To assist in the development of capable internal resources to equip labor groups in fulfilling a significant portion of their own educational requirements.
- To establish and broaden the academic base of labor studies through research and development of campus resources, through faculty and student interactions and through graduate and undergraduate student instruction in the labor studies curriculum.