National Labor College Folds, Migrates to Michigan State

by George Leef

For several years, the AFL-CIO ran its National Labor College in the Washington, DC area. I wrote about it back in 2009. But late in 2012, the AFL-CIO decided to close it because it cost too much money. Last year, the college seemed to find a new home at Michigan State University, but quite a few taxpayers and politicians objected to the use of state funds for what amounts to a training school for union activists. As we read in this Lansing State Journal story, the state legislation plans to take a bite out of MSU’s appropriation as a result.

Hat tip: Ben Brubeck