Press Releases
March 27, 2013

Ramirez elected to National Labor College Board of Trustees

Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramirez has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the nation's only college dedicated to serving the educational needs of the labor movement.

Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramirez has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the National Labor College (NLC).

"I am proud to be chosen to help serve this important educational instution for the labor movement and our national economy," said Ramirez. "I look forward to serving alongside the other board members to help promote the NLC and move forward with an agenda that will help working people." 

Ramirez was elected President of the Chicago Federation of Labor in 2010.  He previously served as Secretary-Treasurer. Prior to joining the CFL in 2006, Ramirez was elected Vice President and served as Executive Director of Local 1546 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, representing nearly 30,000 members in Chicago and throughout Illinois.

“We are honored that someone with such a rich history of advancing the rights of union workers will be working with us to help make educational opportunities available for hard working men and women across the country, “said AFL-CIO President and Chairperson of the NLC Board of Trustees Richard Trumka.

“NLC is thrilled to have Jorge work with us as we tackle many exciting initiatives in 2013. His vast knowledge will give us a unique perspective as we make decisions,” said NLC President Dr. Paula E. Peinovich.

The Board of Trustees is the independent governing body of NLC and works to ensure that NLC provides the highest quality education and training programs to its students while remaining fiscally responsible.

National Labor College (NLC) is one of a kind, the only college in the United States with an exclusive mission to serve the educational needs of the labor movement.  The College respects that its student body is made up of experienced, highly skilled working adults who have multiple commitments to family, job, union, and community.  In its academic programs, NLC honors higher learning that takes place both inside and outside the collegiate community. 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.