Mr. Mallikarjun Kharge, Hon’ble Union Minister for Labour & Employment for India, visited the NLC George Meany Campus on February 1, 2012, and met with President Paula Peinovich and Dean of Labor Studies Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
“This visit will build lasting collaboration on occupational safety and health,” said the Hon’ble Minister, who spoke of the importance of education, training and the exchange of information between countries as being essential to promoting worker safety.
As the nation’s only regionally-accredited higher education institution devoted exclusively to educating union members, leaders, and staff, the NLC houses the Center of Excellence for Occupational Health and Safety, which provides training programs and degree programs that focus on Occupational Safety and Health.
Accompanying the Indian Union Labour Minister were several delegates from India’s Ministry of Labour & Employment, the Indian Embassy and the United States Department of Labor.
“We were honored to host the delegation of labor leaders from India,” said Dr. Paula Peinovich, President of the National Labor College. “We are proud to show how through our online degree programs and Bonnie Ladin Union Skills continuing education program, we’re educating and training workers and union leaders from around the United States.”
The visit included a tour of the campus, a moment of silence at the National Workers Memorial and an opportunity to discuss the importance of higher education as well as safety and health standards for a strong, healthy labor force.
During the tour, Dean Katz presented the minister with his recently published book All Together Different: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism.
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