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Kimberly Wilson


Labor Education Center
334 Union Street, New Bedford



Lisa Jochim


Workers' Education Program
Star Store, New Bedford 158


Camilo Viveiros Jr.

Labor Extension Specialist

Labor Education Center
334 Union Street, New Bedford




Teachers and Support Staff at Workers’ Education Program

  • Paula Barry
  • Georgette Biscari
  • Mary Jane Easton
  • Hannah Fountain
  • Donald France
  • Ana Graca
  • Isamar Gonzales-Cotto
  • 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

  • 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
  • Shane Allen, UFCW 328, representative of campus food service workers
  • Miguel Neves, President, AFT 6350
  • 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
  • Cynthia Costa, President, AFSCME 507, UMass Dartmouth
  • Rebecca Cusick, President, Fall River Educators Association
  • Wilfred Desnoyer, Jr., President, UAW Mass CAP Council
  • Steve Dubin, son of founder
  • Hugh Dunn, City Councilor New Bedford
  • Deborah Fastino, Executive Director, Coalition for Social Justice
  • Lisa Field, Assoc. Director, Legislative Division, Mass Nurses Assoc.
  • 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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