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President Matt Loeb Elected to Board of Trustees of National Labor College

Matthew D. Loeb

Silver Spring, MD – National Labor College (NLC) is pleased to announce the election of IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb to its Board of Trustees.

Since he was elected IATSE International President in 2008, Loeb has strongly supported providing educational opportunities for IATSE leadership, local unions, and members. The upcoming IATSE Convention theme stresses “Education” as one of the pillars of success for the entertainment union.

“We owe no less to the workers we represent than to be well-equipped, with the strongest leaders and most committed members,” said Loeb. “Only through an ongoing program of focused education can we meet our responsibility. National Labor College remains crucial in moving labor forward.”

President Loeb launched the IATSE’s Labor Education Assistance Program (LEAP), through which he has established a relationship with National Labor College where many officers and local union leaders have attended labor courses.

“In the ever-changing world of the entertainment industry, Matt has always fought for fairness for all his members.  We look forward to working with him to expand educational opportunities for our members,” said AFL-CIO President and Chairperson of the NLC Board of Trustees Richard Trumka.

“This is an exciting time filled with expanding opportunities for National Labor College, and we are honored that a man with Matt’s dedication to education will help with our decision-making process that will enable our college to prosper for many years to come,” 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.

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 160,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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