IBEW Members Receive Union Plus College Scholarships
January/February 2005 IBEW Journal
Three IBEW members were among 29 union activists
who this year received scholarships provided by the Union
Plus Education Foundation to attend the George Meany CenterNational
Labor College (GMC-NLC).
Anderson, IBEW Local 613, is an electrical instructor at
Decker College in Atlanta. Winning the Union Plus scholarship
encouraged him to pursue his goal of earning a B.A. He says, "The
NLC program is superb. It has helped me to become well-informed
on all types of union issues."
Wesley Urevig, a former IBEW Local 343 business manager,
recently accepted the presidency of the building trades council
serving the Rochester, Minnesota, area. He said, "my
education at NLC will certainly give me a clear view of how
I may best help the labor movement with the future challenges
it will certainly face." With his wife and two sons
enrolled in higher education programs, straining the family
finances, he says, "the scholarship is a critical component
to my educational success."
Francis Cunningham, Chicago IBEW Local 134, earned his B.A.
at NLC this past June, winning special recognition for his
senior research project. He says: "NLC reinforced my
belief in unions."
The Union Plus scholarship is a component of Union Privilege,
founded by the AFL-CIO in 1986. Union Plus programs include
free and discounted legal services, education services, discounted
health care services, a home buying program, travel and recreation
discounts and more.
For more information on Union Plus scholarships, visit www.unionplus.org/ scholarships.
Information about the George Meany Center-National Labor
College can be located at www.georgemeany.org.