About Our Contributors

John Adler is the director of private equity for the SEIU’s Capital Stewardship Program. He can be reached at john.adler@seiu.org.

Ben Becker is a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. history at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. He can be reached at bbecker@gc.cuny.edu.

Norman Birnbaum is University Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University Law Center, on the editorial board of the Nation, and is currently writing a memoir. He can be reached at red21@starpower.net.

Heather Boushey is a senior economist with the Center for American Progress. She is most recently the co-editor of The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything, which focuses on how, although women are now typically in paid employment, the institutions around us have not adapted to this reality. She can be reached at hboushey@americanprogress.org.

Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith are the co-founders of Global Labor Strategies, a resource center providing research and analysis on globalization, trade, and labor issues. They can be reached at smithb28@gmail.com.

Gene Bruskin was the director of the UFCW’s Justice@Smithfield campaign from January 2006 through December 2008. He has worked as a local union leader, an organizer, and a campaigner for more than three decades. He can be reached at genebruskin@gmail.com.

Margaret (Meg) Costello is a licensed master electrician who currently serves as a contract compliance administrator for an IT company and a principal of Time for Space (www.timeforspace.com), offering clients professional assistance with time management and space organization. She can be reached at margaret_costello@comcast.net.

Steve Fraser is a historian, an editor, and a writer working on a book comparing America’s two gilded ages. He can be reached at fraser927@aol.com.

Joshua B. Freeman teaches history at Queens College, the CUNY Graduate Center, and the Murphy Institute. He is currently writing a history of the United States since World War II. He can be reached at JFreeman@gc.cuny.edu.

Shawn Fremstad is the director of the Inclusive and Sustainable Economy Initiative at the Center for Economic Policy and Research. His work focuses on policies that would improve the economy for everyone, with a particular focus on the working-class. He blogs at www. inclusionist.org, and can be reached at fremstad@mac.com.

Greg Grandin teaches history at New York University. He is the author of a number of books, and a member of the North American Congress on Latin America’s editorial committee. He can be reached at grandin@nyu.edu.

Sherry Lee Linkon is a professor of English and American Studies, and co-director of the Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University. She is also the co-editor of New Labor Forum’s “Books and the Arts” section. She can be reached at sllinkon@ ysu.edu.

Gregory Mantsios is the director of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, which publishes New Labor Forum. He can be reached at gregory.mantsios@mail.cuny.edu.

Patrick McCreery teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in the areas of sexual politics, childhood, and family life. He is currently writing a history of Anita Bryant’s anti-gay “Save Our Children” campaign, and can be reached at patrick.mccreery@nyu. edu.

Bethany Moreton is an assistant professor of history and women’s studies at the University of Georgia. She can be reached at moreton@uga.edu.

Ishle Yi Park is the poet laureate of Queens, New York. She has performed her unique blend of poetry and song across the United States, Cuba, New Zealand, Singapore, and Korea. She can be reached at ishlepark@gmail.com.

Kim Phillips-Fein is an assistant professor of twentieth-century American history and political economy at the Gallatin School of New York University. She can be reached at kpf2@nyu.edu.

Robert Pollin is a professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He can be reached at pollin@econs.umass.edu.

Katherine Sciacchitano is a former labor lawyer and organizer. She teaches at the National Labor College, and can be reached at sciacchitano1@gmail.com.

Matt Witt is the director of the American Labor Education Center and coordinates TheWorkSite.org, a website that provides educational tools for more effective communications and grassroots organizing. He can be reached at mwitt@amlabor.org.

Rick Wolff is professor emeritus of economics at the University of MassachusettsAmherst, a visiting professor in the Graduate Program for International Affairs at the New School University, an activist, and the author of many books and articles. He can be reached at rdwolff@att.net.

The Workplace Violations Survey Project authors are Annette Bernhardt, Ruth Milkman, Nik Theodore, Douglas Heckathorn, Mirabai Auer, James DeFilippis, Ana Luz Gonzalez, Victor Narro, Jason Perelshteyn, Diana Polson, and Michael Spiller. Their 2009 report is available at www.unprotectedworkers.org.

Jay Youngdahl is a writer and union lawyer who represents several labor-affiliated benefit funds.  He is an independent trustee on the Middletown Works VEBA that provides health insurance to approximately five thousand retired steelworkers and their families.  He can be reached at jyoungdahl@youngdahl.com.

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