CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

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CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
Established 2018 (2018)
Founder Gregory Mantsios
Affiliation City University of New York
Dean Gregory Mantsios
Location New York City, NY, USA
40°45′18″N 73°58′55″W / 40.754894°N 73.981856°W / 40.754894; -73.981856Coordinates: 40°45′18″N 73°58′55″W / 40.754894°N 73.981856°W / 40.754894; -73.981856
Campus Urban
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CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (also known as SLU) is a public undergraduate, graduate, and professional school in New York City associated with the City University of New York system. Founded in 2018 as an outgrowth of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, the Murphy Institute is now one of incorporated programs at the School of Labor and Urban Studies, which provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in Labor Studies and Urban Studies, as well as certificate programs and workforce development for members of labor unions.[1]

History[edit]

The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies was established in 2018 as an outgrowth of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, otherwise known as The Murphy Institute. The Murphy Institute was first established in 1984 at Queens College in collaboration with three New York City labor unions for the purposes of providing worker education to labor union members.[1] In 2005, the Murphy Institute was incorporated into CUNY's School of Professional Studies, expanding to provide undergraduate and graduate degrees.[2]

Though New York labor unions had been petitioning for the Murphy Institute to become its own stand-alone school since 2012, when the New York State AFL-CIO passed a resolution endorsing the proposal, it was only until Governor Andrew Cuomo added $1.5 million to the state budget in 2018 that funding was available.[3]

Faculty[edit]

As of 2018, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies employs fifteen faculty, some of whom have shared appointments with other universities in the CUNY system.[4] Among the faculty include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "School Facts". CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. City University of New York. 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Welcome From the Dean". CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. City University of New York. 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Campanile, Chris (March 26, 2018). "Cuomo's budget includes plan to create CUNY school focused on unions". New York Post. New York City. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "Faculty". CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. City University of New York. 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2018.

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