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Kimberly Wilson


Labor Education Center
257 Union Street, New Bedford



Lisa Jochim


Star Store, New Bedford 158



Camilo Viveiros Jr.

Labor Extension Specialist

Labor Education Center
257 Union Street, New Bedford




Teachers and Support Staff at Workers’ Education Program

  • Paula Barry
  • David Callahan
  • Mary Jane Easton
  • Hannah Fountain
  • Donald France
  • Carrie Irujo
  • Carla Melo
  • Roberta Miller
  • Joanne Pinsonneault
  • Susan Potter-Alves
  • Matthew Ryckebusch
  • Donna Teixera
  • John of the Trinity

Steering Committee

This committee meets monthly

  • Shane Allen, UFCW 328, representative of campus food service workers
  • Rich Cabral, Organizer, Painters and Allied Trades, DC 35
  • Cynthia Costa, President, AFSCME 507
  • Lisa Field, Assoc. Director, Legislative Division, Mass Nurses Assoc.
  • Jerry Fishbein, Vice President SEIU 1199, United Healthcare Workers East
  • Peter Knowlton, Past President, United Electrical Workers
  • Lisa Lemieux, President, Greater SE Mass Labor Council
  • Brian Pastori, Deputy Director of the Community Economic Development Center
  • Jim Pimental, Organizer, Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3
  • Cynthia Rodrigues, Past President, Greater SE Mass Labor Council

UMass Faculty

  • Eric Larson, Crime and Justice
  • Lisa Maya Knauer, Sociology/Anthropology
  • Andrea Klimt, Sociology/Anthropology

Advisory Board

This board meets once a year and as needed.

  • Derek Adamiec, Business Representative, Carpenters 330
  • David Araujo, Secretary-Treasurer, Laborers 876
  • Colleen Avedikian, Bristol Community College professor
  • George F. Belanger, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 59 IBT
  • Anthonio Cabral, State Representative
  • President, Fall River Educators Association
  • Wilfred Desnoyer, Jr., President, UAW Mass CAP Council
  • Steve Dubin, son of founder
  • Deborah Fastino, Executive Director, Coalition for Social Justice
  • President, New Bedford Educators Association
  • Lily Huang, Co-Director, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
  • Verena Lisinski, President, ESU, AFT 1895
  • David Rolando Oliva, Director, Fundacion Romero
  • Steven Tolman, President, Mass. AFL-CIO
  • Adrian Ventura, Executive Director, Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores
  • Ron Weisberger, Strategic Action Coordinator, BCC, MCCC
  • Corinn Williams, Executive Director, Community Economic Development Center
  • Len Zandow, Director, Justice Bridge, UMass Law

UMass Dartmouth Faculty

  • Elisabeth Arruda, Women and Gender Studies
  • Eric Casera, English
  • Cathy Curran, Marketing
  • Ricardo Rosa, Department of Educational Leadership





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