Comey Institute Offers Seven Courses on Labor Issues

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

PHILADELPHIA (September 3, 2008) — The Comey Institute of Industrial Relations at Saint Joseph’s University, in cooperation with the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, returns for the Fall 2008 semester with seven courses. The Institute offers a variety of new and revised courses to provide training, technical assistance, and applied research services to Delaware Valley workers and their employers.

Thomas Paine Cronin, the director of the Comey Institute, noted the breadth of topics of the Institute’s offerings this fall.

“New courses like ‘The Art and Skills of Labor Leadership’ and ‘Beginning Computer Skills’ bring the ideas of Father Comey into the 21st century,” said Cronin. “And the Institute thrives in an environment like SJU where working people can exchange ideas in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and cooperation.”

The following courses will be held at the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO, 22 South 22nd St., on the 2nd floor:

Survey of Labor Law, Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Negotiations, Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Nov 12, 7:30-9 p.m.

The following courses will be held at Saint Joseph’s University in Bellarmine Hall, Room 112:

The Art and Skills of Labor Leadership, Mondays, Sept. 22-Nov. 10, 6-7:30 p.m. Labor History, Mondays, Sept. 22-Nov. 10, 7:30-9 p.m.

The following course will be offered at Saint Joseph’s University in the Drexel Library Computer Lab:

Beginning Computer Skills, Saturdays, Sept. 27-Nov. 1, 1-3 p.m.

The following course will be offered at Phila POSH Offices at 3000 Walnut St., on the 5th floor:

Health and Safety, Tuesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m.

The following course will be offered at the United Steelworkers Local 10-1 on Chinchester Ave., in Linwood, Pa.:

Negotiations, Mondays, Sept. 15-Oct. 11 (This class is open only to United Steel Workers and is closed)

For more information, contact Cronin at tcronin@sju.edu or 610-660-3372.

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