The National Labor College (NLC) announced the election of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (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,” Loeb said. “Only through an ongoing program of focused education can we meet our responsibility. National Labor College remains crucial in moving labor forward.”
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,” said AFL-CIO president and chairperson of the NLC board of trustees Richard Trumka. “We look forward to working with him to expand educational opportunities for our members.”
“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 Paula 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.