Skip to comments.(AFL-CIO Owned) National Labor College to close in 2014
Posted on 12/19/2013 2:08:39 AM PST by markomalley
The National Labor College, an education venture for working adults supported by the AFL-CIO, will close next year because of financial difficulties school officials attribute in part to the construction of a conference center several years ago on the Silver Spring campus.
The college, with 599 online students this fall, announced Wednesday that its board of trustees voted this week to accept a closure plan. Word of the impending shutdown had been circulating since at least mid-November.
Were all very, very sad, said Paula E. Peinovich, the colleges president. The college will offer courses through the spring semester and have its final commencement in April 17 years after it became an independent, degree-granting institution.
Peinovich said the college was burdened by debt incurred in a major campus renovation that began in 2003, including the construction of a 72,000-square-foot conference center named for Lane Kirkland, the late AFL-CIO president. The center, dedicated in 2007, was unable to generate enough revenue to erase the debt, Peinovich said, and even failed to cover its own operating costs.
Alumni and students expressed distress. I think it is a crying shame that the only specialized labor college in the United States of America cannot support itself to continue, one alumnus wrote on the colleges Web site. This institution represents a lot more than labor students represented by labor unions. It represents a way of life in America.
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This is hilariously sad - they overspent to attribute something big to a hero of theirs, and died over it. Sounds like most big labor effects - do much good and then support cronyism and die because you choked down too much cost.
GM, Ford, Chrysler.
Then again, the upper white collars at these three fine institutions did the exact same. It took two to tango off the cliff. Human nature.
No worries; you can still get exactly the same education in Beijing.
Alas, the branch in Moscow closed decades ago, but Hanoi and Havana are very scenic and quite warm this time of year.
And these are the clowns that now want to run the fast food business.
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Home Of Maryland’s Largest Indoor Flea Market!
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I remember when they had one of those disgusting Winter Soldier commie meetings there about five years ago, when we were still freeping WRAMC. Good riddance.
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I mean those new Caddies and Lincolns aren't going to pay for themselves!