On Saturday, June 23, 2012, AFL-CIO President Emeritus John Sweeney, who serves on National Labor College’s (NLC) Board of Trustees, officially granted degrees to NLC’s Class of 2012.
Seventy-eight graduates representing 25 unions and Working America, the AFL-CIO’s Community affiliate, received Bachelor’s Degrees from the School of Labor Studies. Continue reading
This is the second time the husband and wife pair has received scholarships from Union Plus to attend NLC.
“With the online program at the National Labor College, I am able to study more while spending time at home,” says Corey. Continue reading
With a graduating class of 78, the National Labor College Class of 2012 is set to receive their diplomas at the Commencement Ceremony this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
Graduates include those who have completed their course work in the Summer and Fall of 2011 and those who finished in Spring of 2012. They represent more than 20 unions and Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
Nearly 50 graduates are making the trip to the Silver Spring campus to participate in the ceremony. They are bringing with them the family, friends, and union leaders who supported them throughout their journey to finish their bachelor’s degree. Continue reading
If you’re looking to beef up your skills in Organizing, Arbitration or Contract Negotiation, sign up and pay before July 1, 2012, to save at least $70 per class. But don’t take our word for it…
Lark Escobar, an AFGE union steward, believes that taking the April Negotiating and Writing Contract Language Course was the best choice she’s made as a steward.
“This class is essential for newer union stewards,” says Lark. “It equips you with the knowledge and tools to begin or refine your negotiation and contract writing skills.” Continue reading
William “Bill” Steiner a plumber from Local 398 in Montclair, California, was prepared to dip into his savings or use his credit card to pay for his fall tuition to attend the NLC, but thanks to the $1,590 he received from the Union Plus National Labor College Scholarship Program he didn’t have to touch either.
“NLC is a very supportive, dynamic way to earn a degree, and I’m grateful Union Plus is making educational dreams come true for working families,” says Bill a third-generation member of his local. Continue reading
The Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), with the support of the AFL-CIO and LIUNA, jointly released the findings of a first-ever state-by-state comparative analysis by of the Associated Builders and Contractors trade association, better known as the ABC.
Bill retired as an electrician, but rather than picking up a fishing pole or tooling around in an RV, he stepped up his efforts to earn his college degree. Continue reading