President, Tony Pecinovsky
Tony Pecinovsky writes regularly for the People’s World and the St. Louis Labor Tribune, “one of the country’s oldest and most respected union papers.” His articles have been published in Shelterforce, Z-Magazine, Alternet and Political Affairs, among other publications.
Through-out his professional career, Tony has served in a number of leadership capacities, including fund-raising co-chair of St. Louis Jobs with Justice, as a Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition board member and on the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA) coalition steering committee. For five years (2010-2015), as a member of the St. Louis United Media Guild, he served as the secretary-treasurer of the Greater St. Louis CWA (Communications Workersof America) City Council and as a delegate to the Greater St. Louis Central Labor Council.
Tony has lectured at numerous universities and colleges, including UMSL, MIZZOU, Washington University and the University of Central Missouri, among others. He has also presented at numerous conferences and seminars on workers’ rights, most recently the 2018 Labor Notes conference and the 2018 Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care annual strategy meeting. In April 2019, he will present at the Organization of American Historians (OAH) annual conference.
Tony Pecinovsky is the president of the St. Louis Workers’ Education Society
Vice PresidentVice President, Zenobia Thompson
Zenobia Thompson is a registered nurse, health care and anti-death penalty activist. Previously, she served as co-chair of the Committee to Save Homer G. Phillips Hospital and the Campaign for Human Dignity. Thompson also served as the co-chair of the St. Louis Free Angela Davis Committee. She is a veteran of dozen of electoral campaigns focused on electing African American trade unionists to local and state-wide office.
Thompson is active in St. Louis Jobs with Justice, the Organization of Black Struggle, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and serves on the executive board of Missourians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP). She is the vice president of the St. Louis Workers’ Education Society.
Secretary-TreasurerSecretary-treasurer, Don Giljum
Don Giljum is a retired business manager of the Operating Engineers’ International Union Local 148, a position he held for 27 years. He has also served on the executive boards of the Greater St. Louis Central Labor Council and the Missouri AFL-CIO.
Giljum currently serves as treasurer of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare and teaches classes on labor studies and labor relations at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he and Judy Ancel – a University of Missouri-Kansas City professor – defeated a vicious attack on academic freedom and labor studies by right-wing propagandist Andrew Breitbart. Giljum also teaches at Southwestern Illinois College.
Giljum is Organizing and Collective Bargaining co-chair for the St. Louis Jobs with Justice Workers’ Rights Board and secretary-treasurer of the St. Louis Workers’ Education Society
Rebecca Bolte, Treasurer, Cherokee St. Business Association
Nicholas James, WES Organizer; SEIU HC; Executive Board, 9th Ward
Niles Zee, WES Communications Dir.
Al Neal, WES Dir. of Advocacy and Education
Steve Wayland, Dir. of Business Development, Painters DC 58
Rasheen Alderidge, Committeeman, 5th Ward
Julie Salih, Executive Director, Coalition of Truth in Independence
Ashli Bolden, Missouri Jobs with Justice, Missouri Health Care For All
Chris Worth, Paraquad, Coalition For Truth In Independence
Rev. Mary Albert, Epiphany United Church of Christ
Rev. John Stratton, Trinity Episcopal Church
Chris Grant, attorney at Schuchat, Cook & Werner
Painters’ District Council 58
Laborers’ Local 110 & Eastern Missouri District Council
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1439
Operating Engineers’ International Union Local 148
Sheetmetal Workers Local 36
Service Employees International Union Local 1 & HC
The St. Louis Labor Tribune
State Rep. Clem Smith (85th District)
State Rep. Bruce Franks (78th District)
State Rep. Peter Merideth (80th District)
Alderwoman Cara Spencer (Ward 20)
Alderwoman Megan Green (Ward 15)
Alderwoman Annie Rice (Ward 8)
Paul Fehler (8th Ward Committee-People)
Madeline Buthod (14th Ward Committee Woman)
Bryan Walsh / Sara Johnson (9th Ward Committee-People)