The governing body of UALE is the Executive Board, elected every two years at the annual meeting. Go to the Executive Board Directory page to see the current Board members and their contact information.
The work of UALE between meetings is carried out by Working Groups, Committees, Caucuses and Task Forces listed below, as well as by the Labor Studies Journal Editorial Board (for the latter, see the Labor Studies Journal page of this website.)
Constitutional Standing Committees
These Committees are mandated in our Constitution.
Annual Conference Planning Committee: Tony Michael, Chair
Academic Standards: Sarah Laslett, Chair
Constitution and Bylaws Committee: Pierre Coté, Chair
Institutional Membership Committee:
Professional Welfare Committee: Inactive at present
Ad Hoc Committees
Communications Committee: Chair TBD
Membership Comittee: Elissa McBride
Nominations and Elections: Bob Bussel
Membership is open to any member in good standing. Please contact the chair if you would like to participate in a caucus.
Women Workers' Caucus: Gayle Hamilton, and Kate Shaugnessy, Co-Chairs
Workers of Color Caucus: Paris Walker and Tsika Pasipanodya, Co-Chairs
Union Caucus: (inactive at present)
Lesbian and Gay Caucus: (inactive at present)
The Women's Committee oversees the planning of the regional Women's Summer Schools
Working Groups are self-organized groups within UALE that come together around a particular topic or area of interest. Recognition of a Working Group as an official UALE body is based on consistency and support for the mission of UALE. They are open to all UALE members to join, and may also include non-members of UALE.
Find out more about the Working Groups by visiting their pages on this website.
Central Labor Councils and State Federations: Monica Bielski and Dave Reynolds, Co-Chairs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Institute for Labor & Industrial Relations
Labor Education program
504 East Armory Ave. (Room 235)
Champaign, IL 61820
Immigration and Globalization: Mary Bellman and Helen Moss, Co-Chairs
K-14 Labor Education: Anneta Argyres and Helena Worthen, Co-chairs
Labor Filmmakers: Anne Lewis and Vivian Price, Co-chairs
On-Line Education:Debra Kidney and Helena Worthen, Co-chairs
Popular Education: Tess Ewing, Steve Schnapp and Don Taylor, Co-chairs
Worker Writers: Karen Ford and Timothy Sheard, Co-chairs
3rd (Internal Organizing) Vice President
National Writers Union UAW 1981
Task Forces are groups that form to do a certain task, and then disband once their work has been accomplished. There are no Task Forces currently in existenc