Meet the New NJFAC Leaders

Tim CanovaTimothy Canova is Professor of Law and Public Finance at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale. He served as legislative assistant to the late U.S. Senator Paul E. Tsongas, was a Swedish Institute Visiting Scholar at Stockholm University, and executive director of the National Jobs For All Coalition in 1995, providing administrative leadership, and recruiting top scholars and activists to its advisory board.

“I look forward to expanding the Coalition’s outreach to young people who are facing tough job markets, limited career opportunities, and rising student debt burdens. As a law professor I am particularly interested in the crisis in the legal profession of vast idle resources amid vast unmet social needs.   I hope to contribute my research on central banking and financial markets.   My recent article on the Federal Reserve in Dissent highlights the need for fundamental institutional reform to promote full employment and more equitable distribution of income.”


David_Cundy_Smile_2pt09x2pt5in-300dpiDavid Cundy is a graphic designer, retired media professor and author. His practice, Design Trust, works with clientele ranging from multinationals to nonprofits, including NJFAC.

“I am delighted to be part of NJFAC’s communications initiative. NJFAC’s advocacy on behalf of America’s workers has the potential to reduce income inequality and unemployment, and increase fairly compensated employment.”


William "Sandy" Darity poses for a portrait in the Sanford Building on Monday, July 23rd.

William A. Darity, Jr. is Samuel DuBois Cook Professor 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.  His research interests and numerous publications are on stratification economics; inequality by race, class and ethnicity; social psychology and unemployment exposure; design of the most effective guaranteed employment program for assuring jobs for all, reparations; and schooling and the racial achievement gap. Prof.  Darity was a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and he was the 2012 recipient in 2012 of the Samuel  Z. Westerfield Award from the National Economic Association. Currently he is a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.

“I would like to bring to the Board my passion and commitment to assuring jobs for all and my collaborative resources as a researcher to help design the most effective guaranteed employment program.”

Michael Feinberg2Rabbi Michael Feinberg is the Executive Director of the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition.  He served on staff of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and is 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.

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Darrick Hamilton
is Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, Milano School of International Affairs,  New School for Social Research.  He is President-Elect of the National Economic Association (2015).  His work focuses on the causes, consequences, and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes. Prof. Hamilton has authored numerous articles on socioeconomic stratification in education, marriage, wealth, home ownership, health, and labor market outcomes.

“Until we have a federal job guarantee, employers will continue to dominate labor markets by wielding their pernicious threat of unemployment upon their workers.  This threat is reinforced by the millions of unemployed workers disproportionately from racially stigmatized groups.  I am proud to be a part of the National Jobs for All Coalition and to work for more just labor markets for all workers.”


Screen shot 2015-10-04 at 3.06.04 PMGreg N. Heires is Senior Associate Editor at Public Employee Press, the official publication of District Council 37, which represents 100,000 municipal employees in New York City.  He  also writes a blog, which focuses on political and economic analysis.

“Fighting for good jobs is at the heart of my work in the labor movement. That is the reason why I feel so strongly about being active with the National Jobs for All Coalition.”


Lehniger3Robert D. Leighninger, Jr.  is Editor, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare and author of:  Long Range Public Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal and Building Louisiana; The Legacy of the Public Works Administration, winner of the Abel Wolman Award for best book on public works history awarded by the Public Works Historical Society, American Public Works Association. Dr. Leighninger is Advisor to the Living New Deal Project.

“I am honored to be invited to join this distinguished group in the service of a very important cause. My work on New Deal public works makes visible the enormous impact that public jobs programs can have.  These programs employed millions of people and covered our landscape with examples of physical and cultural infrastructure that, though constructed over 70 years ago, are still in use today. I hope I can put this knowledge to use to bolster policies that create jobs for all.”


Scott Myers LiptonScott Myers-Lipton is Professor of Sociology, San José State University.  He is author of Ending Extreme Inequality: An Economic Bill of Rights Approach to Eliminate Poverty ; Rebuild America: Solving the Economic Crisis through Civic Works ; Social Solutions to Poverty: America’s Struggle to Build a Just Society ; and numerous scholarly articles.  Prof. Myers-Lipton received the San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP Social Justice Award, the Elbert Reed Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara County, and the Manuel Vega Latino Empowerment Award.

“I am very excited about my appointment to the Board of Directors of NJFAC.  I hope my work as a co-founder of the successful minimum wage campaign in San José and my current work to develop a city-wide public works campaign to create 2,500 local jobs at a living wage will provide the Board even more insight into how to create a national movement for jobs for all.”


Eduardo RosarioEduardo Rosario currently works as a Grievance Representative for AFSCME 375, and is president of the New York City chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.  He has coordinated the Western Hemisphere Conference against NAFTA and Privatization and the Open World Conference and represented the U.S. labor movement as a juror in the International Conference Against Child Labor and Forced Labor.  Rosario holds a Master of Arts in Labor Studies from CUNY Graduate School of Professional Studies.

“As a board member it is my goal to continue my efforts to raise discussions in the house of labor and to mobilize around issues of job creation and infrastructure investment.  In this spirit we gained unanimous support in 2012 for federal job creation legislation at the national convention of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and the international convention of AFSCME.”