Eileen Norton identifies 'outreach and growth' as primary goals
CANTON, Mass., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eileen Norton, MNA's Director of Organizing, was recently installed as President of The Labor Guild, a Weymouth, MA-based association sponsored by the Archdiocese of Boston with a membership of more than 1,200 labor relations activists and professionals that for over 50 years has promoted order and justice in the workplace and provided a forum for interchange among its unique cross-section of members.
"I consider it an honor to be named President of an organization that for more than a half-century has worked to bring labor and management together to address the important issues facing workers," said Norton, who was installed as president during ceremonies held January 15 at the Quincy Neighborhood Club in Quincy, MA.
Norton, a registered nurse since 1961, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Rhode Island. She first became involved with the Guild 30 years ago when she attended its School of Industrial Relations, the oldest adult labor education program in New England.
"I still recall Father Boyle commenting that I was the first nurse ever to attend," said Norton in reference to Edward Boyle, S.J., who until his death last November, served for 37 years as executive secretary of The Labor Guild.
"In his final days, Father Boyle put in place a vision for the Guild
that includes a larger outreach to the immigrant population and low-wage
workers," said Norton, acknowledging that as president she will help le
|SOURCE Massachusetts Nurses Association|
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