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John Edwards to Speak at Labor College



For immediate release: Thursday, June 19, 2008
Contact: Matt Losak, 301-431-5453

John Edwards to Speak at Labor College

Silver Spring, Maryland — Former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator John Edwards will speak at the National Labor College’s 10th annual commencement exercises, the college announced today. Edwards, whose working-class parents instilled in him a commitment to fight for working families went on to become a United State Senator from his home state of North Carolina. He was a candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2004 and for President of the United States until January of this year. Edwards is expected to encourage graduates to continue their work to help America's working families.

WHAT: Unique union-oriented commencement exercises featuring adult union worker graduates and their families.

WHERE: The National Labor College, 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland (Just off exit 28A on the I 495 Washington Beltway)

WHEN: Commencement begins Saturday, June 28th at 10 a.m. and concludes at 12 p.m. Press access is available from 7 a.m. through luncheon that follows ceremony. Press riser set up at 9:30 a.m. Call for satellite truck parking information.

WHO: Former senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, AFL-CIO president and chair of the NLC board of trustees (BOT), John Sweeney, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer and BOT Treasurer Richard Trumka, NLC president William E. Scheuerman, regional elected officials, students, faculty and families.

About the National Labor College
Established as a training center by AFL-CIO in 1969 to strengthen union member education and organizing skills, the NLC is now the nation's only accredited higher education institution devoted exclusively to educating union leaders, members and activists. The NLC became a degree granting college in 1997. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an independent, regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.