UMass Labor Center Saved from Shutdown


In a September post to this blog [], I reported on the efforts to keep the UMass Labor Center from being closed.

Earlier this month, the Amherst Bulletin included a story by Jack Suntrup titled “UMass Labor Center Saved from Shutdown and New Scholarships to Center Available”:

“After months of upheaval concerning the future of the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Labor Center, stakeholders announced Tuesday plans to restore teaching assistant positions and revamp efforts to boost enrollment.

“In a news release, university leaders said they would aim to “revitalize” the Labor Center, which got its start after a 1964 commencement address by then­ AFL­CIO President George Meany. The center is a nationally recognized program that trains students in matters such as workers’ rights and collective bargaining.

“’The steps we are announcing today reaffirm our commitment to this eminent program,’ Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said in the statement.

“Tom Juravich…

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