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University of Maryland, National Labor College, AFL-CIO to Announce Landmark Labor History Gift to the University Libraries Collection

Banner of the anniversary of the Equal Pay Act.

The University of Maryland (UMD), National Labor College and the AFL-CIO will announce tomorrow a landmark gift to the UMD Libraries collection. This gift will be the largest of its kind to the university. 

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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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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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78 Earn College Degrees, Graduate at National Labor College

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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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78 Earn College Degrees, Graduate at National Labor College

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Mark King says he considers his Bachelor’s Degree in Labor Studies that he received Saturday at commencement ceremonies for the National Labor College’s (NLC) Class of 2012, 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 their degrees at the Silver Spring campus.

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Apply Now for National Labor College Fall Term

Alejandro Garcia, IBEW Local 357, is an NLC student and a Union Plus NLC Scholarship recipient.

Are you or is someone you know trying to complete a college degree? If so, now is the time to do something about it, and the National Labor College (NLC) can get you started toward completing your degree as soon as this fall.

NLC is the only accredited labor college dedicated to educating union members and their families. Tuition is highly discounted for union members (about $300 per credit). If you apply now, take 50 percent off the application fee—and you can start taking classes in September.

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Apply Now for Summer Term at National Labor College

Jennifer Wright Dorr, director of Strategic Communications at the National Labor College, sends us this.

Registration is open for the summer 2012 term at the National Labor College (NLC). The summer schedule is now available and courses run from May through August.

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Build Your Skills at the National Labor College

The National Labor College (NLC) is offering a new round of skills-building courses, beginning in January, in areas ranging from negotiation and organizing to working with new union staff.

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Sign Up Today for Skills Classes at National Labor College

Time is running out to get into classes to build your union skills and learn how to be an effective union organizer and contract negotiator. The Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Program at the National Labor College (NLC) offers a series of online courses to provide tools for building a stronger union movement. The first five union skill courses set for September are filling up, so click here to enroll today.

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300 Join Labor College Fundraising Gala

 

Lara Manzione of the National Labor College reports on last night’s “Time to Build” fundraising gala at the college.

Following the first day of the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting held at the National Labor College (NLC) in Silver Spring, Md., the college hosted a “A Time to Build”  gala last night. The gala honored Mark Ayers, president of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), and the presidents of five entertainment  unions:  Ray Hair, American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM); Ken Howard, Screen Actors (SAG); Matthew  Loeb, Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE); Roberta Reardon, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA); and Nick Wyman, Actors’ Equity (AEA).

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