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Prominent labor leader Joyce D. Miller will speak on “The Labor Movement: Past and Present” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, in the auditorium of Lafayette College’s Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

The talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. The talk is sponsored by OPEIU (Office and Professional Employees International Union), AFL-CIO, CLC, Local 32.

Miller was an international vice-president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (now UNITE), a founder and longtime president of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), and the first woman to sit on the Executive Board of the AFL-CIO. She later served in the U.S. Department of Labor, as executive director of the Glass Ceiling Commission and a member of the Administrative Review Board. As vice-president of the clothing and textile workers union, she was an innovator in the creation of day-care centers for workers. She also served as the union’s director of social service and member education.

A consultant now residing in Washington, D.C., Miller is the mother of Joshua I. Miller, associate professor of government and law at Lafayette.

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