Advisory Committee

The Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) is a dynamic collaborative effort to connect workers' rights organizations, academics and students to build workplace and economic power for working people in this country. The Advisory Committee is the governing body of the emerging network of scholars and labor practitioners.

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Below are the current members of the LRAN Advisory Committee, organized by affiliation:

Union Representatives

  • Tom Chamberlain, President - Oregon AFL-CIO represented by Allison Lupico Research Director at Oregon AFL-CIO
  • Cassandra Ogren, Deputy Director - Strategic Research and Campaigns Department, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Julie Farb, Center for Strategic Research, AFL-CIO
  • Eric Dirnbach, **Researcher - Green Jobs Campaign at the Laborers Union
  • Amy Callner, Senior Researcher/Campaigner - American Federation of Teachers

Worker Center Representatives

  • Richard Wallace, Deputy Director - Deputy Director of the Workers Center for Racial Justice
  • Marcela Diaz, Executive Director - Somos Un Pueblo Unido/United Worker Center of New Mexico
  • Bethany Boggess, Research Coordinator - Workers Defense Project

Academic Representatives

  • Jessica Cook, Ph.D Student in Sociology - University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Beth Gutelius, Ph.D Consultant
  • David Bensman, Professor of Labor Studies and Employer Relations at Rutgers University
  • Tamara Lee, Esq. Assistant Professor of Labor Studies, Rutgers University
  • Leslie Lopez, Center for Labor Education & Research, University of Hawai'i at West O'ahu
  • Nina Banks, Associate Professor of Economics - Bucknell University
  • Lane Windham, Fellow with Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor

Non-Profit Representatives

  • Mariah Montgomery, Future of Work Director - Partnership for Working Families
  • Sheena Foster, Regional Organizer - National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • Adam Kader, Worker Center Director - ARISE Chicago

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