The IAM William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center (W3 Center) in Hollywood, MD, will open its doors to participants on August 1, resuming in-person programs for the first time since March 2020.
“We cannot wait to welcome the membership back to their facility,” said Winpisinger Center Director Chris Wagoner. “Our instructors and members quickly and successfully adapted to an online learning environment, but there’s nothing like face-to-face worker education to build and strengthen relationships among our participants. These experiences foster a lifelong investment in learning, build solidarity, and help sustain collective action efforts among members, officers, activists and staff.”
“Education has always been essential to the mission of the Machinists Union, and no facility does it better than the William W. Winpisinger Center,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “Health and safety is our priority in reopening, and we will go above and beyond to ensure a safe learning environment for participants and staff. We are excited to welcome members back to the Winpisinger Center.”
Because the safety of member participants and staff is of the utmost importance, the W3 Center will return with a phased reopening schedule and a strict set of protocols and procedures. The W3 Center will continuously reassess all safety measures in accordance with CDC, state and local guidelines—and where appropriate, make necessary changes.
Registration is open for leadership and staff programs, and the calendar is now available online.