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Labor Educator Genevieve Meany Lutz Dies

Labor Educator Genevieve Meany Lutz Dies

Genevieve Meany Lutz, 83, a longtime staff member at the National Labor College, which was founded in 1969 by her father, former AFL-CIO President George Meany, died March 18 in Frederick, Md. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said, “Genevieve made an indelible mark on the lives of students and labor leaders in her own right.”

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AFL-CIO and National Labor College Donate Six Miles of Labor History to the University of Maryland

Photo by Amaya Tune

The history of the AFL-CIO in 40 million documents contained in 20,000 boxes that take up six miles of shelf space have a new home today, with the donation and transfer of the George Meany Memorial Archives from the National Labor College to the University of Maryland Libraries.

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Big Banks Still Giving Homeowners the Runaround

Big Banks Still Giving Homeowners the Runaround

Today, a report released by the Mortgage Settlement Monitor confirmed that big banks are still not up to the task of handling mortgage modifications effectively and fairly. This report confirms what many working families have learned the hard way: Big banks are still giving homeowners the runaround.

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National Labor College to Offer Associate of Arts Degree

The National Labor College (NLC) is now accredited to offer an Associate of Arts degree. An Associate of Arts degree is the first two years of college and will provide students with the foundation to succeed in NLC's bachelor's degree programs or at any other four-year college or university.

Applications for the Associate of Arts degree for the fall semester, beginning Sept. 3, 2013, will be available shortly. If you would like to be immediately notified when the applications are available, sign up here.

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People @Work: Found in Translation

Duy Tran

Duy Tran’s uncle came to America on a boat with other political refugees from Vietnam during the U.S. war. It was at sea for 52 days. Their only food was raw fish. Half of them died from starvation. They came seeking freedom and better lives for themselves and their families. Most of Tran’s family and friends experienced similarly dangerous journeys on their path to America and Tran says it gave him a greater appreciation of the goals Vietnamese immigrants were pursuing.

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NLC Invested: A Resource for Bias-Free Financial Information

Many purveyors of financial advice are trying to sell you something, whether it's insurance, a retirement plan or even a mortgage. But bias-free financial advice isn't impossible to find. The National Labor College has a great online resource, NLC Invested, which provides some helpful financial tips on major life developments such as saving for a home purchasepreparing for a new childsending a child to collegeretirementdebt reductionforeclosure and more. 

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Follow Your Dreams and Complete Your College Degree

If you’ve been considering going back to school, why not take the next steps at the National Labor College (NLC). The NLC’s online degree programs make it easy to balance work, family and school.

Bruce Dantley

2012 graduates Bruce Dantley of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (UA) and AFSCME member Tina Davis did it. So can you.

Tina Davis

Spring semester begins Jan. 7, 2013, and if you apply now, you can get 50% off the application fee.  

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78 Earn College Degrees, Graduate at National Labor College

Image courtesy of Bill Burke/Page One

Mark King considers the bachelor’s degree in labor studies that he received Saturday at the National Labor College’s (NLC's) class of 2012 commencement as his “keys to the kingdom.”

King, a New Hampshire school librarian and AFT member, was one of 78 graduates from 25 unions and the AFL-CIO community affiliate, Working America, who received degrees at the Silver Spring campus. He was elected class speaker of the NLC’s 14th graduating class by his peers.

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