AFL-CIO Gives Commemorative Plaque To SMLR

On June 12, SMLR was presented with a commemorative plaque by the New Jersey State American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), during its constitutional convention held at Bally's Atlantic City on June 12-13, 2012.

Professor Adrienne Eaton (farthest right), chair of Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, receives AFL-CIO's commemorative plaque for SMLR. From left, Steve Dodd, New Jersey Business Representative, Sheet Metal Workers Local 137; Mike Merrill, Dean, Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies SUNY Empire State College; Laurel Brennan, Secretary-Treasurer, New Jersey State AFL-CIO; Joseph Demark, President, Sheet Metal New Jersey State Council; Charles Wowkanech, President, New Jersey State AFL-CIO; and Professor Eaton.

The plaque was given to SMLR in honor of the 50th anniversary of NJ AFL-CIO's merger. Professor Adrienne Eaton, chair of the department of labor studies and employment relations, accepted the plaque and stated that the history of labor programs and SMLR's Labor Education Center (LEC) is entwined with the AFL-CIO. The plaque will reside in the LEC. ... Read more.