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Murphy Alum Featured in Public Employee Press

This past summer, Tracye Hawthorne, graduate of Murphy’s Cornell/CUNY Labor Relations Certificate Program, was featured in DC37’s Public Employee Press. The article, entitled The Making of an Activist, describes Hawthorne’s journey to becoming shop steward at Clerical-Administrative Employees Local 1549.

From the profile, by Gregory N. Heires:

Arkansas – (a “right-to-work” for less state that prohibits union security agreements) – isn’t exactly a hotbed of union activity. Most workers there lack the job security and workplace protections that so many in New York City have.

So when Arkansas native Tracye Hawthorne moved to New York City over five years ago, she was only too happy to find a job as a unionized civil servant.

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Murphy Students Elected to CUNY SPS Governing Council

Two Murphy students, Jaime Alvarado (MS in Labor Studies) and Krystina Francis (BA in Urban and Community Studies), were elected as student representatives to the CUNY School of Professional Studies Governing Council. They will serve on the Council for a seven month term starting today, December 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.

The Council considers proposals for new courses, degrees, certificates and programs that will be offered by the School, and advises the Dean regarding the administration, coordination, and development of its programs and curricula. The participation and perspective of students is critical to the Council’s work.

Congratulations Jaime and Krystina, and thank you for your service!