Labor Writes and Pipe Dreams
The annual magazine of the college’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, Labor Writes highlights the artistic creations of the apprentices of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No.3 and the United Association of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local No. 1.
Both union locals require and pay for apprentices to earn an associate degree through the college in order to better prepare them for participation in the many facets of organized labor and the construction trades.
As stated in the introduction of the first edition, “Labor Writes is intended as a vehicle for the expression of the hopes of some of the movement’s newest members. Labor Writes also aspires and empowers.”
As part of the 2011 graduation celebration, the college produced Pipe Dreams a special publication recognizing the first graduating class of Local 1 apprentices.
The two publications showcase the experience and ability of apprentices in these fields. More importantly, these publications serve to better tell labor’s story to a wider audience through the students.
Going forward, Labor Writes will contain the work of both Local 3 and Local 1.
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