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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. —
Edward Hertenstein has been named head of the labor education program
at the Institute of Labor and Industrial
Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Hertenstein, 49, will oversee classes and conferences held for labor
union leaders and others in the state. "I am extremely pleased
to appoint Ed as head of the program," said Peter Feuille, director
of ILIR. "He did an excellent job as interim head of the program,
and his impressive array of administrative, teaching and research skills
make him a natural for this position. We are very fortunate to have
a person of Ed’s caliber at the helm of our labor extension operation."
A native of Rantoul, Ill., Hertenstein has had 20 years of experience
in leadership positions in the Graphic Communications International
Union while working as a press operator for the Courier, which was formerly
published in Urbana, and the Elkhart Truth, published in Indiana.
Hertenstein earned a bachelor’s degree in labor studies at Indiana
University in South Bend and a doctorate in labor and industrial relations
at Illinois in 1999.
Since joining the ILIR faculty in 2000, he has been involved in developing
the use of computer applications for labor unions, including computer
simulation of contract negotiations. He has published articles on labor
arbitration, distance learning for labor leaders and training program
He replaces Ron Peters, who retired as head of the labor program.