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Todd E. Vachon

Todd E. Vachon is a fellow with the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization and a postdoctoral associate in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. His research and teaching interests include labor and social movements, sustainability, and social stratification. His previously published works have explored a variety of labor- and environmental-related issues, including the relationship between teacher unionization and student achievement, the relationship between unionization and worker’s attitudes on environmental issues, and the effect of globalization and labor market transformation on union density in U.S. metropolitan areas. Todd is currently preparing a book manuscript which explores the goals, tactics, and effectiveness of the Labor-Climate Movement in the U.S. In addition to his scholarly interests, Todd is a former union carpenter and has served as the first President of the UConn Graduate Employee Union, UAW Local 6950, on the national steering committee for the Labor Network for Sustainability, as the chair of the Postdoc Bargaining Unit of the AAUP-AFT at Rutgers University, and as Vice President of the Middlesex-Somerset Central Labor Council in New Jersey.