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Contacts and Committees

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

Constitutional Caucuses

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)

Women's Committee

The Women's Committee oversees the planning of the regional Women's Summer Schools

Women's Committee: Gayle Hamilton, and Kate Shaugnessy, Co-Chairs

Gayle Hamilton
Wayne State University

Kate Shaughnessy

Working Groups

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

Monica Bielski
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Institute for Labor & Industrial Relations
Labor Education program
504 East Armory Ave. (Room 235)
Champaign, IL 61820

David Reynolds
Wayne State Labor Studies Center
Building Partnerships USA
656 W Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202

Immigration and Globalization: Mary Bellman and Helen Moss, Co-Chairs

Mary Bellman
University of Minnesota

Helen Moss
University of Oregon


K-14 Labor Education: Anneta Argyres and Helena Worthen, Co-chairs

Anneta Argyres
Labor Resource Ctr, UMass-Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: 617-287-7229

Helena Worthen
UC Berkeley


Labor Filmmakers: Anne Lewis and Vivian Price, Co-chairs

Anne Lewis
UT Austin

Vivian Price
Calif. State University


On-Line Education:Debra Kidney and Helena Worthen, Co-chairs

Debra Kidney

Helena Worthen
UC Berkeley


Popular Education: Tess Ewing,  Steve Schnapp and Don Taylor, Co-chairs

Tess Ewing
104 Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-661-2064

Steve Schnapp
United for a Fair Economy
29 Winter Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-423-2148 x110   

Don Taylor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
School for Workers


Worker Writers: Karen Ford and Timothy Sheard, Co-chairs

Timothy Sheard
NWU, New York
Lenny Moss Mysteries 

Karen Ford
3rd (Internal Organizing) Vice President
National Writers Union UAW 1981


Task Forces

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



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