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Summer Institute 2024

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This year's Labor Summer Institute will be held on August 1st and 2nd, 2024 at in the University of Maine in Orono.

Labor Summer Institute is a two-day educational opportunity for union members to learn and share skills and information important to building our labor movement. The Summer Institute is held at the University of Maine with the Bureau of Labor Education. For more information, contact Sarah: Sarah at maineaflcio dot org or 207-622-9675.

Lodging options:

Hotel Ursa (on campus) $209/night

Reserve by July 10

  • Go to: www.hotelursa.com

  • Click on Reservations

  • Click on Check In Date along the top bar and a drop down calendar will appear

  • Click on both the check in date and the check out date both within that drop down calendar and the dates highlight and will update along the top accordingly.  (The system defaults to a one night stay only if this is not updated)

  • Click on “Special Codes or Rate” option

  • Change Promo Code to Group Code

  • Enter Code:  AFLCIO

  • Click Search


Black Bear Inn (off-campus) $156/night

Reserve by June 28

Double occupancy, 2 queen beds

Reserve your room at this link or call (207) 866-7120 and mention Group name: Maine AFLCIO, Group number: WZ30S2


UMaine Campus Dorm Room $60/night

  • NO A/C, can be warm. 

  • Bedding provided. 

  • All are single rooms, in suites with shared bath and common area