Professor Marilyn Sneiderman is Elected Vice President for Universities at the United Association of Labor Educators
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Rutgers' Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) Director and Professor Marilyn Sneiderman has been elected Vice President for Universities at the United Association of Labor Educators (UALE). Sneiderman brings to this role over 30 years of experience in labor, community, faith-based, immigrant and racial justice work as well as extensive experience in organizational, leadership, and management/staff development.

Sneiderman will serve a two-year term in her role as UALE Vice President for Universities. The UALE's mission is to promote education as an essential tool in the process of union transformation, to develop new leadership, and to strengthen the field of labor education in order to meet the ever-changing needs of unions and workers.

For nearly 10 years, Sneiderman directed the National AFL-CIO’s Department of Field Mobilization, where she helped launch the national "union cities" initiative. The campaign focused on increasing the capacity to support and win organizing, political and policy campaigns in states and cities throughout the country. Working with the AFL-CIO's State Federations and Central Labor Councils, the program was designed to unite community, union, religious, and civil/immigrant rights groups to build local movements to fight for social and economic justice in states and cities. 

Sneiderman has served as Executive Director of AVODAH, a national Jewish social justice organization; Education Director at the Teamsters; on the faculty of the George Meany Center for Labor Studies and Georgetown Law School; and was the community organizer at American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). She started her work in the labor movement as an AFSCME shop steward, local officer, and delegate to her labor council in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Sneiderman earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. She serves on the boards of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund and Interfaith Worker Justice. In 2000 she was named one of the 25 most influential working mothers in the United States by Working Mother magazine.

At Rutgers, Sneiderman directs the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), a recently launched center that addresses our nation's rising economic inequality, precarious workforce, and racial inequality by developing innovative research, strategies and programs.