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Strategic Corporate Research Summer School 2013

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Faculty

Kate Bronfenbrenner

Kate Bronfenbrenner is the Director of Labor Education Research at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1993. Bronfenbrenner's primary research and teaching interests focus on union and employer behavior in organizing, bargaining, and contract administration, strategic corporate research and comprehensive cross-border campaigns, and the impact of global trade and investment policy on workers, wages, and unions.

Glenn W. Perusek

Glenn W. Perusek is Director of the Center for Strategic Research at the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC. He oversees research and planning for strategic organizing initiatives. He earned a B.A. from Kent State University and holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago, where he was a Merriam Fellow and won the Baker Prize. His publications include Shifting Terrain (2006). Perusek was a journeyman member of the typographical union in Chicago.

Aaron Brenner

Aaron Brenner is a senior capital markets analyst at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. He does research and organizing for the UFCW's capital stewardship department. His work includes comprehensive organizing campaigns, shareholder activism, retirement security, and financial advising to locals. Prior to UFCW, he was a union researcher, freelance financial analyst, professor, and journalist. He is on the board of Homeland Stores, an employee-owned, 80-store unionized grocery chain in Oklahoma and Texas. He holds a PhD in labor history from Columbia University.

Danielle Newsome

Danielle Newsome is student at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Prior to law school Danielle worked as an organizer for the Northeast Region Organizing Project of the American Federation of Teachers, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and the Change to Win Federation. While completing her BS at Cornell ILR Danielle interned for the Congress of South African Trade Unions where she coordinated and co-facilitated a strategic corporate research training for local union staff in the Western Cape.

Chad Gray

Chad Gray is a PhD candidate in Labor Relations department of the ILR School, where he received is MS in 2009. His research focuses on transnational organizing and bargaining campaigns in Latin America. Before Chad came to Cornell he worked as a researcher and organizer for the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) from 2002-2005. While at Cornell he has worked on labor research projects for the ILR Office of Labor Education Research, the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU), the International Longshoreman's Association (ILA), and the National Guestworker’s Alliance (NGA).