Kate Bronfenbrenner is the Director of Labor Education Research and a Senior Lecturer at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR). She is also an Associate of ILR’s Worker Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1993. Bronfenbrenner's primary research and teaching interests focus on the impact of unions on economic and social inequality; union and employer organizing and bargaining strategies in a globalized economy; and the limits and potential for labor law reform.
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.
Aliqae Geraci is the Assistant Director of Research and Learning Services at Cornell University's Catherwood Library, where she coordinates research support to the Cornell, ILR School and broader disciplinary communities in employment and labor relations. A former public librarian and union researcher, she was a rank-and-file member of Local 1321 Queens Library Guild, and an analyst in AFSCME District Council 37’s Research and Negotiations department. Aliqae holds an MA in Labor Studies from the CUNY Murphy Institute, an MS in Library and Information Science from Long Island University, and is an active member of the Tompkins County Workers’ Center.
Molly McGrath is International Campaign Coordinator at the AFL-CIO, where she focuses on growth strategies to build power and growth. For the past twenty years, she's been a student/labor activist, organizer, research analyst, and strategic campaigner in the US and global labor movements. Through United Students Against Sweatshops at UW-Madison, Molly joined the labor movement. Since, she has worked at USAS, FAST, the Solidarity Center, the Writer's Guild of America-West, the International Transport Workers' Federation/the Turkish Transport Workers' Union (Tumtis), and most recently, at the AFL-CIO.
Bianca Agustin is the Director of Research at 32BJ SEIU. She spent many years working on janitorial, residential, food service, and airport organizing and bargaining campaigns. She currently oversees a department of twenty strategic researchers who together support the Union’s internal and external growth program. Prior to 32BJ, she was an information activist at the Data Center, a non-profit organization that used research as to tool to build community power and support grassroots organizing. Bianca is originally from Southern California and holds a BA from the University of California-Berkeley.