Labor Writes and To Remember Is To Live

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 prepare them for participation in the many facets of organized labor and 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.”

The publication showcases the experience and ability of apprentices in these fields. More importantly, these publications serve to tell labor’s story to a wider audience through the students.

As part of the 2012 graduation celebrations, the college produced To Remember Is To Live, a special publication recognizing the 25 members of United Federation of Teachers Paraprofessionals. The UFT paraprofessionals receive tuition and fees for up to 6 credits each semester as a negotiated benefit. This is the largest class of paraprofessionals in the history of the Center for Labor Studies and reflects a new emphasis on degree attainment on the part of the college and the UFT.

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