To ensure Father Boyle's goals are met, a trust has been established in his name, with the objective of raising funds to hire interns who will work toward realizing what Norton described as "noble ambitions."
"The trust will be a tribute to Father Boyle and a way of achieving his hope, dream and vision of bringing labor and management together," said Norton, identifying the Guild's growth and a broader diversity of membership as aspirations during her two-year tenure.
Also among Norton's goals is increased awareness of both the Guild's School of Industrial Relations and its Cushing-Gavin Awards, an annual acknowledgement of excellence in labor-management relations.
Outgoing Guild President Martin Callaghan said, "It is more important today than ever for the Guild to maintain its efforts to promote a cooperative approach to labor management relations among the various constituencies the Guild serves. Eileen's experience, positive outlook and energetic spirit will bolster these efforts.
"I know Eileen shares the Guild's commitment to promoting a healthy dialogue between the many parties who share an interest in these increasingly challenging issues. I look forward to her leadership of this wonderful institution."
Paul McCarthy, a veteran member of The Labor Guild described Norton as "a seasoned practitioner of the art of helping people to empower themselves in one of the more difficult arenas of the economy, the health care industry."
"Eileen is known on the Guild Board as an energetic and passionate
labor activist who is both thoughtful and innovative. Her colleagues on the
Board are delighted to have her at the helm at this exciting and
challenging time in The Labor Guild's history. We are certain she will have
a very successful term of office as President of The Labor Guild," said
McCarthy, adding, "As the Guild prepares to engage i
|SOURCE Massachusetts Nurses Association|
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