Who We Are

NJFAN Key Roles

Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Chair
Charles Bell, Vice-Chair and Legislative Committee
Sheila Collins, Secretary-Treasurer
Phillip Harvey, Counsel
Logan Martinez, National Outreach Coordinator
June Zaccone, web updates

NJFAN Board of Directors

Alan A. Aja, Assoc. Prof, Deputy Chairperson, Puerto Rican & Latino Studies, Brooklyn College-CUNY; author Miami’s Forgotten Cubans: Race, Racialization and the Local Afro-Cuban Experience, co-author, “What We Get Wrong About Closing the Wealth Gap” and many other articles; formerly labor organizer.

Barbara “Jesse” Arms, organizing the grass roots community in St. Clair County, Illinois to empower poor and homeless people. Under the guidance of full employment leader Bertram Gross, organized the community in San Francisco/Bay Area in support of  a Full Employment bill written by Gross and sponsored by Congressman Ron Dellums. That bill evolved into our current Jobs for All Act, H.R. 1000.

Ron Baiman teaches Economics in the Benedictine University MBA program, is a prolific author, including two recent books: The Global Free Trade Error: The Infeasibility of Ricardo’s Comparative Advantage Theory, and The Morality of Radical Economics: Ghost Curve Ideology and the Value Neutral Aspect of Neoclassical Economics. He has served for many years on the Editorial Board of the Review of Radical Political Economics, and is a member of the Chicago Political Economy Group. Many of his articles can be found on their web site [cpegonline.org].

William (Bill) Barclay had a distinguished career in financial services, including service on the boards of the Illinois Finance Authority and the Chicago Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. A leader in progressive activism since the 1960s, he is a founding member of Democratic Socialists of America and of the Chicago Political Economy Group, closely affiliated with NJFAN.  He has published extensively on economic issues, including the 2008 financial crisis, job creation, and recently on the political economy impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Chuck Bell, Programs Director, Consumer Reports;  working closely with Consumers Reports’ advocacy team 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.

Raúl Carrillo, Staff Attorney, New Economy Project; former Special Counsel to the Enforcement Director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Modern Money Network, Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, ClassCrits, and APPEAL (Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and the Law); research focuses on financial justice and full employment, most notably a constitutional right to a job.

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

Barbara Cooper, retired educator, member of the Tennessee House of Representatives; Vice Chair, House Government Operations Committee, on House: Children and Family Affairs Committee, Education Committee, Family Justice Subcommittee, and Higher Education Subcommittee; a community leader with the Copper Coalition and the Jobs For All Network; instrumental in winning the endorsement of HR 1000 Jobs For All Act by National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), Ph.D. in Religious Philosophy and Christian Psychology.

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.

Jeff Gold, urbanist and editor/director, Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, at the intersection of public access, streetscape design, transport/logistics. Board Chair, Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign; Board Member, Living New Deal. State Committee, Working Families Party of NYS. Managed many issue and electoral campaigns.

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.

Rohan Grey, doctoral fellow at Cornell Law School exploring the intersection of law, technology, and political economics; president of the Modern Money Network, research scholar with the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, a technical consultant with eCurrency Mint Ltd., and an ambassador for the FreedomBox Foundation; practiced law as a child advocate in family court; conducted legal and policy research for Americans for the Arts, the Louisiana Sentencing Commission, and the New York City Department of Education, and authored a book chapter titled “Who Owns the Intellectual Fruits of Job Guarantee Labor?” in M. Forstater & M. Murray (Eds.), (2017), The Job Guarantee and Modern Money Theory.

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

Darrick Hamilton, Henry Cohen Prof, Economics and Urban Policy, founding dir., Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification and Political Economy at The New School; focusing on causes, consequences, and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes; Past Pres., National Economic Association. Hamilton has been involved in crafting policy proposals, such as Baby Bonds and a Federal Job Guarantee, which have served as inspirations for legislative proposals at the federal, state and local levels.

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, National Outreach Coordinator, National Jobs for All Coalition, based in Dayton, Ohio.

Bich Ha Pham,  policy analysis and strategic advocacy NYC and NYS; former Director of Policy, NYC Public Advocate’s Office, worked with NJFAC on NYC Jobs for All legislation, campaigns to create transitional jobs as Director of Policy, Advocacy and Research at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies; Executive Director, Hunger Action Network, NYS; extensive media experience.

Rev. Glencie  Rhedrick, associate minister, First Baptist Church-West, Charlotte, N.C.; local and national community activist, former president, Mecklenburg Ministries; member of the executive board, United Missionary Baptist Association (UMBA). Nationally, Rep. Rhedrick serves on the following boards: Justice Action Mobilization Network (JAMN); People Demanding Action (PDA) and Truth, Reconciliation & Anti-Poverty Commission (TRAC); hosts a national Blogtalk radio show on the PDA Network.

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.

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.

Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Dir., Economic Democracy Initiative, Assoc. Prof. of Economics at Bard College, Research Scholar, Levy Economics Institute, and founding member of the Democratizing Work global campaign. She specializes in Modern Monetary Theory and public policy and is the author of the internationally acclaimed book, The Case for a Job Guarantee (2020).

Stephen Monroe Tomczak , Assoc. Prof. of Social Welfare Policy & Community Organization at the Southern Connecticut State University Department of Social Work.  Dr. Tomczak has an extensive background in social work education and research, particularly in the areas of social welfare policy, poverty and economic inequality, and the history of social work and social welfare.   His publications and conference presentations  on these topics include the use of full employment policy as an anti-poverty strategy.

L. Randall Wray, Prof. of Economics, Bard College; long-time advocate of job guarantee; expert on Modern Money Theory.

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 on trade agreements, Social Security, robots, employment and unemployment.

NJFAN 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
Timothy Canova, Professor of Law and Public Finance, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
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
Scott Myers-Lipton,  Prof. of Sociology, San José State University, author of Ending Extreme Inequality
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, & Dir., Poverty Law Center, 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 Network 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
Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Economist, authority on full employment U.S. and Sweden
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