The National Labor College George Meany Campus

10000 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Phone: (301) 431-6400
Toll Free: 1-800-GMC-4CDP
Fax: (301) 431-5411

The National Labor College (NLC) is located on a beautiful 47-acre campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. It began with the vision of George Meany that labor have its own college - a national center that would provide continuous labor education for all union activists.

At NLC you can take classes that enable you to be an integral part of building your union; those same union-building classes can start you on the path to finishing the bachelor’s degree you have always yearned for.

Union Skills Courses

During the 2006-2007 academic year, NLC will offer more than seventy week-long labor education classes in areas such as arbitration, organizing, negotiations, safety & health, union building and leadership development. Specialized certificates are available.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

NLC offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in various areas of labor studies and a Bachelor of Technical/Professional Studies degree. Masters degree programs in Public Administration and Legal and Ethical Studies are delivered by the University of Baltimore at the NLC George Meany campus.  There are also other graduate degree opportunities.

Conference Facilities

NLC offers meeting rooms, overnight accommodations and dining facilities, which are ideally suited for your union conferences, workshops and staff retreats.

The National Labor College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000).  The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.