This past President’s Day weekend, National Labor College students pursuing their degrees in the School of Labor Studies spent four days together in the intensive residency component of the Living Labor History class – a class which introduces students to the major developments of working people, their organizations, and their communities over the course of American history.
National Labor College students from numerous unions across the country spent Veterans Day weekend learning from their classmates at the Living Labor History class held at Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies. The four-day course is part of the requirements for students pursuing degrees in the School of Labor Studies.
The intensive class consisted of small and large group discussions, labor film review and discussion, a labor history lecture, an archives review exercise at University of Maryland’s Hornbake Library, and a night of singing labor songs with Joe Uehlein. Many of the discussions looked at current labor issues and what lessons can be learned from the past. Continue reading
**Financial aid deadline extended to August 17th!**
Submit your application by August 17th to be eligible for financial aid, scholarships, and solidarity awards for the fall semester. Solidarity awards are being offered for a limited time only and cover the cost of one 3-credit course (value $915).
It’s your turn to focus on your educational goals and NLC is there to help you complete that degree.
When Edward Smith attended National Labor College (NLC) back in 1974, labor was in its heyday. A labor shortage meant high wages and ‘cafeteria’ benefits.
Smith was a sponge soaking up all the information he could from his professors and his fellow students, who came from all across the country to fight for workers.
“We were all dedicated; all on a mission,” says Smith. “We were missionaries for the labor movement.” Continue reading
July 4th has come and gone in a burst of fireworks and barbeques with union-made Ball Park Franks and beer.
That means Back to School is just around the corner for the kids, but don’t forget about your educational plans. You still have time to apply for scholarships and federal financial aid for the Fall semester at NLC.
A scholarship was a great help to one recent NLC graduate, Francis Nevel of CWA Local 2201 from Quinton, VA. Continue reading
It’s official! Residencies are back and better than ever for Labor Studies students!
After a comprehensive review of the Labor Studies curriculum, NLC is integrating two short residencies for new SLS students entering in Fall of 2012. The review consensus of students, alumni and faculty is that short residencies are an integral part of the NLC experience for SLS students. Continue reading
Upon hearing that the School of Labor Studies has reinstated Residencies for new students in the School of Labor Studies, Gary Lucy, Vice President of the NLC Alumni Association was inspired to share his thoughts.