Who We Are

NFJAC Executive Committee

Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Chair
Charles Bell, Vice-Chair and Legislative Committee
Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Publications
Gregory Heires, Newsletter


NJFAC Board of Directors

Chuck Bell, Programs Director, Consumers Union;  working closely with Consumers Union’s advocacy in California,  New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C. on a wide range of consumer policy issues, including  health care, financial services, energy, telecommunications, and the environment.

Susan Bendor,  Assoc. Prof. Emerita, Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work; specialist in coping with physical and mental illness, bereavement, aging, and development of innovative community-based social service programs.

Timothy Canova, Professor of Law and Public Finance, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, Fort Lauderdale; legislative assistant to the late U.S. Senator Paul E. Tsongas; and Executive Director, National Jobs for All Coalition in its formative years.

Sheila Collins, Prof. Emerita of Political Science, William Paterson University and former director of its graduate program in Public Policy and International Affairs; specializing in and writing books and articles on American politics and public policy, including poverty, welfare, employment, and environmental politics and policy.

Noreen Connell, former Exe. Dir, Educational Priorities Panel, NY State; former Pres. of NOW, NY State; former Asst. Commissioner, NY State  Dept. of  Labor.

David Cundy, graphic designer; retired media professor  whose  practice, Design Trust, ranges from multinationals to nonprofits, including the National Jobs for All Coalition.

William  Darity,  Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Prof. of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics, and the Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University; leading scholar and author in areas of  inequality by race, class and ethnicity, unemployment exposure, and design of guaranteed employment programs.

Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Exec. Dir., Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition; served on staff of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change; currently on the boards of the Rural and Migrant Ministry, the Bertram M. Beck Institute on Religion and Poverty at Fordham University, and Metropolitan New York Religious Campaign against Torture.

Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Prof. Emerita of Economics, Brooklyn College, specializing in labor and social welfare; leading authority on full employment and public policy, U.S. and Sweden; author of numerous scholarly works; recipient of awards from U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Prof. Emerita, Adelphi University and former chair of its doctoral  program in social work; specializing in and writing  books and articles about  women’s poverty, comparative welfare states, history of work and welfare policy  in the U.S., and popular  movements.

Rev. Dr. Douglas Grote, pastor; psychotherapist; writer on theological, psychological and evolutionary roots of evolutionary economics; long- time activist for social justice.

Darrick Hamilton, Assoc. Prof. of Economics and Urban Policy, Milano School of International Affairs, New School for Social Research; focusing on causes, consequences, and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes; Pres.-Elect, National Economic Association.

Philip Harvey, Prof. of Law and Economics, Rutgers University; internationally recognized expert on the right to work; principal advisor to Rep. John Conyers on the design of HR 1000, the Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act.

Greg N. Heires, Sr. Assoc. Editor, Public Employee Press of  DC 37; author of blog, “New Crossroads,” focusing on political and economic analysis.

Robert D. Leighninger, Jr., editor, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare; author of prize-winning books, Long Range Public Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal, and Building Louisiana: The Legacy of the Public Works Administration.

Logan Martinez, long-time community organizer, Outreach Coordinator of the National Jobs for All Coalition, based in Dayton, Ohio.

Scott Myers-Lipton,  Prof. of Sociology, San José State University, author of Ending Extreme Inequality: An Economic Bill of Rights Approach to Eliminate Poverty,  Rebuild America: Solving the Economic Crisis through Civic Works,  and Social Solutions to Poverty: America’s Struggle to Build a Just Society; leader of successful living-wage campaign in San José and of current local job creation initiative.

William Quigley, Prof. of law and Dir., Poverty Law Center, Loyola University New Orleans; nationally recognized leader of the poverty law movement; former Legal Dir., Center for Constitutional Rights.

Eduardo Rosario, Grievance Rep. for AFSCME 375 who has held numerous elected and appointed positions in the labor movement, including Executive Board Member, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and representative of the U.S. labor movement as a juror in the International Conference  Against Child Labor and Forced Labor.

Marguerite Rosenthal, Prof. Emerita of Social Work, Salem State University (MA), specializing and writing on social welfare history, contemporary social policies, child welfare, criminal justice, and the Swedish welfare state; advocate of  economic and criminal justice reform.

Frank Stricker,  Prof. Emeritus of History, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Labor Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills; author of Why America Lost the War on Poverty and How to Win It.


Board Member Emerita:

June Zaccone, Assoc. Prof. Emerita of Economics, Hofstra University, specializing in international trade; webmaster of National Jobs for All Coalition, 1998-2015;  articles and position papers on trade agreements, social security, employment and unemployment.


NJFAC Advisory Board

Elaine Allen, M.D., former President, NY Physicians for Social Responsibility
Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist, Center for Economic & Policy Research
Bill Ayres, Co-founder and Exec. Director, Why Hunger
Elaine Bernard, Director, Trade Union Program, Harvard University
Ruth A. Brandwein, Professor of Social Policy, SUNY-Stony Brook
M. Harvey Brenner, Professor of Health Policy and Mgt, Johns Hopkins University
Harold Chorney, Professor of Public Policy, Concordia Univ. (Canada); International Research Group on Employment
Darryl Fagin, Leg. Director, Americans for Democratic Action
Jeff Faux, Past President, Economic Policy Institute
Mathew Forstater, Director, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, University of Missouri-Kansas City
James K. Galbraith, Professor of Economics, University of Texas, Austin
Herbert J. Gans, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Columbia University; Past President, American Sociology Association
David Gil, Professor of Social Policy, Brandeis University
Woodrow Ginsburg, Chair, Economic Policy Com., ADA
Jerome Grossman, Chair (Emeritus), Council for a Livable World
Denis M. Hughes, Former President, NY State AFL-CIO
Benjamin K. Hunnicutt, Sr., Professor of Leisure Studies, University of Iowa
Rhoda H. Karpatkin, President Emeritus, Consumers Union
Gordon Lafer, Professor of Economics, Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon (Eugene)
Staughton Lynd, Lawyer and Historian
Ray Marshall, Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economic and Public Affairs, University of Texas and former US Secretary of Labor
Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
Lawrence Mishel, President, EPI, co-author, The State of Working America
Julio Morales, Professor, School of Social Work, Univ. of Connecticut
Hon. Jerrold Nadler, US Congress, House
Katherine Newman, Professor, Sociology, Princeton University
Jocelyn Pixley, Senior Lecturer, Sociology, University of New South Wales, Australia
Robert Pollin, Co-Director, Political Economy Research Ctr. & Professor of Economics, UMASS/Amherst
Helen Prejean, C.S.J., Chair, Coalition for Abolition of the Death Penalty
William P. Quigley, Janet Mary Riley Disting. Professor of Law, Loyola University
Therese Rajaniemi, Unemployment activist (Sweden)
Rev. Charles Rawlings, Director (ret.), Urban Initiatives Program, National Council of Churches of Christ, USA
Robert B. Reich, Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; former Secretary of Labor former Secretary of Labor
Markley Roberts, former Asst. Director of Econ. Research, AFL-CIO
Frank Roosevelt, Professor of Economics, Sarah Lawrence College
Nancy Rose, Professor of Economics, Cal. State University, San Bernardino
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol, Chair, Puerto Rican Studies, Brooklyn College
William E. Scheuerman, President, United University Professions, NYS
Juliet Schor, Professor, Sociology, Boston College
Ruth Sidel, Professor of Sociology, Hunter College
Victor Sidel, M.D., Dist. Univ. Professor, Albert Einstein Sch. of Med.
Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University
Frank Stricker, Emeritus Professor, History, CSU-Dominguez Hills
Mark di Suvero, Sculptor
Marc R. Tool, Past President, Association for Evolutionary Economics
Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Joseph B. Uehlein, Exec. Dir, Labor Network for Sustainability, & former Director, Strategic Campaigns, AFL-CIO
Cornel West, Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice, Union Theological Seminary
Charles J. Whalen, Instit.for Industry Studies, Cornell University
William Julius Wilson, Professor of Social Policy, Harvard University
Kent Wong, Director, Center for Labor Research & Education., UCLA

The National Jobs For All Coalition remembers its late advisers and leaders with gratitude:

Winifred Bell, social policy scholar
Alice H. Cook, labor educator; advocate for working women
Frank Bonilla, dedicated Latino scholar-activist
Robert Eisner, Past President, Am. Econ. Association
Ossie Davis, playwright, leading actor, civil rights activist
The Rev. Dr. Robert W. Edgar, Congress, General Secretary, NCCC, Common Cause
John Kenneth Galbraith, Past President, American Econ. Association, noted author
Bertram Gross, chief drafter of the Employment Act of 1946 & Humphrey-Hawkins Act
James Haughton, Director, Harlem Fight Back
Hon. Augustus Hawkins, US Congress, House, co-author, Humphrey/Hawkins “Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978”
Robert Heilbroner, author, The Worldly Philosophers
Jörg Huffschmid, a founder, Alternative Economic Policy for Europe
Walter Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer, San Francisco Central Labor Council
Manning Marable, Director, Institute For Research in African-American Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University
Seymour Melman, scholar-critic of the Permanent War Economy
Rudolf Meidner, architect of Swedish full-employment, welfare state
Ward Morehouse, Bhopal, anti-corporate activist
Sumner M. Rosen, scholar-activist
Pete Seeger, Folk-singer and Environmentalist
Jack Sheinkman, President Emeritus, Amalgamated, Clothing Workers of America, AFL-CIO
Robert J. Schwartz, co-founder, Economists Allied Against the Arms Race
Herbert Simon, Nobel Laureate, Economics, pioneer in artificial intelligence
Sir Hans Singer, innovator, development economics
William Vickrey, Nobel Laureate, Economics, and advocate of “chock-full” employment
Elizabeth Wickenden, social welfare and Social Security policy consultant