Gene Carroll : Biography
For more than twenty-five years Gene Carroll has worked as an organizer and advocate in the labor, peace and social justice movements. Gene has lived in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania's capital) where he worked as a lobbyist and organization director; in Washington, D.C., where he worked as an arms control advocate; did long stints in Kentucky and southwest Virginia when he worked for the United Mine Workers of America; and now he resides in New York City where he works with and for the labor movement. During this time, Gene has assumed numerous roles and responsibilities, including: administrator, executive director, organizing director, field coordinator, fundraiser, lobbyist, peacenik, congressional election campaigns organizer, coalition builder, press spokesman and news media strategist, public speaker, labor organizer, pamphleteer and propagandist, researcher, labor liaison, writer, news writer, speech writer, grant and proposal writer, tour leader, picket and strike coordinator, demonstrations and rally organizer (large and small), teacher, trainer, and video producer. Several of these responsibiliites included substantial domestic and foreign travel.
Areas of particular expertise and interest include: leadership development, organization building, contemporary labor and political issues, labor and community organizing, putting together public pressure campaigns, communication skills and strategy, public speaking, speech writing, health care policy and reform, privatization, U.S. foreign policy, nuclear weapons and arms control.