the labor institute

Board of Directors

Dr. Michael Merrill
, Board Chairman
Dean of The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies
SUNY Empire State College

Les Leopold, President
Executive Director, Labor Institute

Susan Wefald, Treasurer
Executive Director
Discount Foundation

James Young, Secretary
Principal, Labor Institute 


Mark Dudzic
, Board Member

National Coordinator

Labor Campaign for Single Payer


Dr. Joan Greenbaum
, Board Member
Professor Emeritus, Graduate Center CUNY
Critical Social and Environmental Psychology Department


Carolyn Mugar
, Board Member 
Executive Director Farm Aid


Dr. Adolph Reed Jr.
, Board Member
Professor of Political Science,
University of Pennsylvania

David Rosen, Esq., Board Member
General Counsel,
Transportation Workers Union of America

Pyser Edelsack,
(1943-2014)
Director of Field Education 
Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
City College of New York