Butte will play host to the Rocky Mountain Labor School July 22-26 at Montana Tech. Registration is still open.

Members of any union are invited to register for the intensive one-week school through Friday, July 19, according to Sandi Luckey, Montana AFL-CIO communications director. Call 442-1708 to register.

Cost is $700 for the school and some scholarships provided by unions are available.

The school, which travels year-to-year across the country, was formed in 1955 when the AFL consolidated with CIO, said Luckey.

“It is the only school of its kind in the United States,” she said.

So far there are 220 union members registered who hail mostly from the Western states, but also from the Eastern seaboard.

“I’m kind of excited about it,” said Luckey. “It was a really strong decision to have it in Butte.”

Instructors include nationally recognized labor historians, labor attorneys and communication instructors.

Reporter Renata Birkenbuel can be reached at renata.birkenbuel @lee.net and 496-5512.

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