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Company Description: Since 1980 the ILSR has offered education and training programs that have improved the lives of over 130,000 people. Whether individuals enrolled in a non-credit...   more

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  • college degree
    Rhode Island College.
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About RIILSR - Top Menu, 19 Nov 2014 [cached]
Chairperson: George Nee, President, Rhode Island AFL-CIO
Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame: George H. Nee, Inducted 2011, 29 Jan 2012 [cached]
George H. Nee Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame: George H. Nee, Inducted 2011
George H. Nee ~ Inducted 2011
George Nee has been a leader of the Rhode Island labor movement for 35 years and currently serves as president of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO. Nee's dedication to organized labor and civil rights began in earnest when he was inspired to leave Boston College in 1969 to help organize the grape boycott for the United Farm Workers of America in Dorchester, Massachusetts. After the successful conclusion of the grape boycott, which resulted in union contracts and improved working conditions for farm workers, Nee continued to work with the organization both in California and New England. In 1971, the farm workers' union sent him to Rhode Island to coordinate a lettuce boycott. By working alongside uneducated farm workers who spoke little English, Nee solidified his belief that the right to organize and the power of collective action were the keys that would allow hard working people to take control of their economic futures. In 1976, Nee organized an array of low paid employees including jewelry workers, clerical workers, and healthcare workers in Rhode Island into a formidable group that eventually became the Service Employees International Union, Local 76. Nee served that organization as its founding president from 1976 to 1983. Nee joined the Rhode Island AFL-CIO as its executive director in 1983. He was elected secretary-treasurer in 1991 and president in 2009. During the 1980s, George resumed his studies and became a graduate of Rhode Island College in 1990. In his current role as AFL-CIO president, George is actively involved in economic development projects, serving on the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority; the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC); the Human Resource Investment Council; and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. He is also chairman of the board of the Institute for Labor Studies and Research and an executive board member of The United Way of Rhode Island. He is a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in South Providence and presided this year as the Grand Marshal of Providence's St. Patrick's Day Parade. George has been married to Anne Sliney for 33 years.
George and Anne have three adult children: Patrick, Katie, and Brigid.
Providence Performing Arts Center :: Board of Directors, 18 Dec 2014 [cached]
George H. Nee,President - Rhode Island AFL-CIO
Smart Growth e-Briefs, 5 Dec 2013 [cached]
George Nee Joins Grow Smart Board of Directors
George Nee
George Nee Joins Grow Smart Board of Directors
Rhode Island AFL-CIO Secretary/Treasurer George Nee was unanimously approved as a new member of the Grow Smart Board of Directors at the Board's October 29th meeting. The move reflects Nee's longstanding reputation as a forward thinking community leader and a growing trend nationally of organized labor's support for smart growth.
Aside from his personal support of smart growth quality of life principles such as compact and mixed-use traditional neighborhood design, Nee has noted that a central objective of the smart growth movement - the rehabilitation of abandonned or neglected properties - can employ more people than greenfield development projects and can contribute substantially to the cultural and historic character of Rhode Island.
George H. ..., 8 April 2013 [cached]
George H. Nee
President, Rhode Island AFL-CIO
George Nee has been a leader of the RI labor movement for over 35 years and has served as the President of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO since 2009. George joined the Rhode Island AFL-CIO to serve as its executive director in 1983 and was elected secretary-treasurer in March 1991. Prior to his post at the AFL-CIO, he served as the full-time president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 76, from 1976 to 1983. As an organizer he was actively involved with the United Farm Workers from 1969 to 1972. George is a graduate of RI College. He is the chairman of the RI Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation and the Board of the Institute for Labor Studies. George serves on the Board of the RI Convention Center Authority, Providence Performing Arts Center, Human Resource Investment Council, United Way of Rhode Island and the RI Economic Development Corporation.
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