A residency is an opportunity for students to meet face-to-face with professors, school professionals, and other students during an intensive four-day gathering scheduled over a long weekend. The first required residency is part of the course Living Labor History and must be taken in the first or second semester of study. This residency will include tours, meetings and class sessions during which students will learn how working people use history to build a powerful labor movement. The final residency will take place as students complete their programs as part of the Capstone Writing Seminar.
National Labor College students from numerous unions across the country spent Veterans Day weekend learning from their classmates at the Living Labor History class held at Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies. The four-day course is part of the requirements for students pursuing degrees in the School of Labor Studies.
The intensive class consisted of small and large group discussions, labor film review and discussion, a labor history lecture, an archives review exercise at University of Maryland’s Hornbake Library, and a night of singing labor songs with Joe Uehlein. Many of the discussions looked at current labor issues and what lessons can be learned from the past.
Several students said that their favorite part of the trip was the Labor History Walking Tour of Washington, D.C., led by Union City! editor Chris Garlock and assistant editor Julia Kann. Tour highlights included AFL-CIO lobby murals, 1953 CIO headquarters, the Real Roosevelt Memorial, Joe Hill’s ashes, and the A. Philip Randolph statue at Union Station.
Summer 2013 - Special summer residency, June 7-14 at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Click here for more information.
Fall 2013 - October 11-14
(noon Friday - noon Monday)
Spring 2014 - February 14-17
(noon Friday - noon Monday)
The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) is conveniently located in Linthicum, Maryland next to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and I-95. It is a union facility and home of the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, AFL-CIO.
Traveling to MITAGS
Air – Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) offers the most convenient airline access to MITAGS and
the most reasonable airfares. BWI is served by American, Delta, Southwest and United. MITAGS offers a free shuttle
from the BWI airport to MITAGS. Call the MITAGS front desk at 410-859-5700 for pickup. A courtesy phone is also
located in the baggage claim area of BWI.
Transportation from other airports:
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Super Shuttle: $45, Taxi: Approximately $90
- Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Super Shuttle: $74, Taxi: Approximately $120
Train – MITAGS is also easily reached by Amtrak or Light Rail via the BWI stop. MITAGS’ free shuttle also picks up at the BWI train station. Call the front desk at 410-859-5700 for pickup.
Car – MITAGS is convenient to I-295 and I-95 and there is ample free parking. Please allow extra travel time during rush hour because the Baltimore/Washington area is re-nowned for terrible traffic.
Overnight rates including tax, per person (includes all
meals and breaks):
Single: $198.10/night, Double: $144.99/night
Day rate (for anyone not staying overnight) including tax, per person (includes conference
services, lunch and breaks): $47.70
Students should first register for NLC classes. NLC will send a registration confirmation email that includes overnight room reservation information.
The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute
692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1952
Ph: Toll Free (866) 900-3517 | www.ccmit.org