Workers’ Rights Boards

Missouri Jobs with Justice’s Workers’ Rights Boards bring together prominent individuals and community leaders to provide a powerful moral voice to struggles for social, racial, and economic justice in our communities. Missouri Jobs with Justice has active Workers’ Rights Boards in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield. Workers’ Rights Boards provide a platform and entry point for faith and community leaders to identify their self-interest in these struggles and amplify the voices of workers and other marginalized communities.

Government institutions including the National Labor Relations Board, the Departments of Labor on the federal and state level, and the Missouri State Legislature have increasingly failed to respond effectively to inequality and injustice. Workers’ Rights Boards respond quickly and effectively to incidents of inequality and injustice; by investigating complaints, holding public hearings, issuing public statements, or engaging in other actions, Workers’ Rights Boards shine a bright, collective spotlight on unfair workplace practices and unjust public policies.

Workers’ Rights Boards Leadership & Members

Kansas City Region

Contact Justin@mojwj.org for more information or to join

Kansas City Steering Committee

Jack Bainbridge, LIUNA Local 663, retired
The Rev. Lloyd Fields, Greater Gilgal Bible Baptist Church
Patricia Jones, A. Philip Randolph Institute
Deacon Michael Lewis, Parish of Saint Patrick
The Rev. Dr. R. Stan Runnels, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church & Day School
The Rev. Dr. Donna Simon, St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran
Fred Wickham, Attorney

Kansas City Members:

Rabbi Doug Alpert, Congregation Kol Ami
Judy Ancel, Cross Border Network
The Rev. Rick Behrens, Grandview Park Presbyterian Church
The Rev. Ron Bowen, Good Shepherd Christian Church
John Boyd, Attorney
The Rev. Dr. Ron Brooks, The Lazarus Project
Deacon AJ Byrd, Communities Creating Opportunity
Sherwin Carroll, SEIU Local 1 – Missouri Division
Gina Chiala, Midwest Center for Equality and Democracy
The Rev. Dave Culver, Liberty Christian Church
Lewis Diuguid, KC Association of Black Journalists
Mark Dugan, Attorney
Dr. Peter Eaton, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Margaretha Finefrock, The Learning Project
Professor Ile Haggins, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Theresa Garza Beau Heyen, Episcopal Community Services
The Rev. Dr. Vernon Howard Jr., Second Baptist Church
Jude Huntz, Visitation Catholic Church
The Rev. Ed Kail, Communities Creating Opportunity
Edward Emmett Keenan, Attorney
Kathleen Kennedy, Bishop Sullivan Center
Doug Langer, Bishop Sullivan Center
The Rev. Susan McCann, Communities Creating Opportunity
The Rev. Donna McDaniel
The Rev. Holly McKissick, Peace Christian Church UCC
Dr. Bob Minor, University of Kansas
Representative Judy Morgan
Brian Noland, Attorney
Mary O’Halloran, O’Halloran Communication
Jessica Piedra, Attorney
Juan Rangel, Donnelly College
The Rev. Kenneth Ray, Baptist Ministers Union
Raymond Rico, Attorney
Brother Louis Rodemann, Holy Family Catholic Worker House
Kris Ross, Overland Park Lutheran Church
The Rev. Dr. Tex Sample, St. Paul School of Theology, Emeritus
Heather Schlozman, Attorney
The Rev. Sarah Schofeld-Wimberley, Independence Ministerial Alliance
The Rev. Ted Schroeder, Empower Missouri
The Honorable John Sharp, Former City Councilman
Bette Tate-Miller, National Association for Multicultural Education
The Rev. Jennifer Thomas, Lutheran School of Theology
The Rev. Stevie Wakes, Communities Creating Opportunity
Dr. Charles Wheeler, Former Kansas City Mayor
Angie Williams, Attorney
The Rev. Dr. Rodney Williams, NAACP – Kansas City

Saint Louis Region

Contact Teresa@mojwj.org for more information or to join

St. Louis Steering Committee:

Lisa D’Souza, Attorney
Ruth Ehresman, Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice
Sherman George, St. Louis Fire Chief, retired
Don Giljum, IUOE Local 148, retired
Percy Green, ACTION Reunion
Christine Guinther, Empower Missouri
Jerry Hochsztein, Jews United for Justice
Cynthia Holmes, Attorney
Denise Lieberman, Advancement Project
Professor Allan MacNeill, Webster University
Evangelist Stanley McCoy, 2nd Chance Freedom Foundation
Pastor Tommie Pierson Sr., Greater St Mark Family Church
The Rev. Sherrie Saunders
Ben Senturia, Leadership for Social Change
Elder C. Jessel Strong, St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition
Joan Suarez, Bread and Roses Missouri

St. Louis Members:

The Very Rev. Kathie Adams Shepherd, Christ Church Cathedral
Professor James Allen Jr., Saint Louis University
Ellen Alper, National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis
The Rev. Dr. Heather Arcovitch, United Church of Christ
Karen Aroesty, Anti-Defamation League
The Rev. Dr. Emmett Baker, Beth-El Baptist Church
Laura Barrett, SEIU Healthcare Missouri
Professor Tim Bartley, Washington University
The Rev. Paul Beins, retired Lutheran minister
Rabbi James Bennett, Congregation Shaare Emeth
Jennifer Bersdale, Missouri Health Care for All
Joan Beuckman, retired, KMOX
The Rev. Dr. Ronald Bobo, Westside Missionary Baptist
The Hon. John Bowman Sr., St. Louis County NAACP
The Rev. Rodney Bozeman, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church of Wentzville
The Hon. Joan Bray
Garrett Broshuis, Attorney
The Rev. Charles Brown, Mt Airy MB Church
Georgia Brown-Moore, SEIU Local 1
Deborah Burris, University of Missouri-St. Louis
The Rev. Rodrick Burton, New Northside Missionary Baptist Church
The Hon. William Clay
Congressman William Lacy Clay
The Rev. Tyler Connoley, United Church of Christ
Mo Costello, Mokabe’s Coffeehouse
Father Richard Creason, Catholic Action Network for Social Justice
Philip Deitch, Jews United for Justice
The Rev. Jacob Denap, United Church of Christ
The Hon. Pat Dougherty,
Kari Estes, Missouri NEA
Jim Faul, Attorney
Professor Jon Fenderson, Organization for Black Struggle
Kevin FitzGerald
Rabbi Randy Fleisher, Jews United for Justice
The Rev. Allen Fluent, United Church of Christ
The Rev. Robert Franklin Jr., Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
Professor Bukky Gbadegesin, Organization for Black Struggle
The Rev. David Gerth, Metropolitan Congregations United
Sonja Gholston-Byrd, United Way of Greater St. Louis
Anna Ginsburg
Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Congregation Shaare Emeth
Rabbi James Goodman, St. Louis Rabbinical Association
Lara Granich, Shared Roots Donor Alliance and Missouri Wins Investor Network
The Rev. Darryl Gray, MO Missionary Baptist State Convention
Imam Muhamed Hasic, Islamic Community Center
Ann Haubrich, Prison Performing Arts
Bernie Hayes, St. Louis American Newspaper
Professor Dan Hellinger, Webster University
Professor Deborah Henry
The Rev. Audrey Hollis, Greater St. Mark Family Church
The Rev. Clarence Jackson, Ecumenical Leadership Council of Missouri
The Rev. Dr. Sammie Jones, Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Jerry King, RJK, Inc
Glenn Koenen, Circle of Concern
Evan Krauss, Diversity Awareness Partnership
The Rev. Jeff Lindgren, Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Professor Michael Mancini, Saint Louis University
Larry Mass, Attorney
Sister Mary Ann McGivern, Loretto Kansas City
The Hon. Margo McNeil
Tom Mendelson, Attorney
The Rev. Mark Miller, Westminster Presbyterian Church
Mark Moreland, Attorney
The Hon. Jeanette Mott Oxford, Empower Missouri
Lew Moye, CBTU, St Louis
Friar Ed Mundwiller, St. Anthony of Padua
Bishop Howard Nelson, Interfaith Partnership
Virginia Nesmith, National Farm Worker Ministry
Tom Nolan, Catholic Charities of St. Louis
Angie O’Gorman, Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants
The Rev. Dr. Rudy Pulido, Baptist General Convention of Missouri
Bill Quick, Attorney
The Rev. Rebecca Ragland, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Professor Mark Rank, Washington University
Professor Gerda Ray, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Bob Reinhold, Attorney
The Rev. B.T. Rice, New Horizon 7th Day Christian Church
Father Steve Robeson, Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne Catholic Church
Jamala Rogers, Organization for Black Struggle
Jim Roos, Sanctuary in the Ordinary
Professor Rebecca Rogers, University of Missouri – St. Louis
Professor Jake Rosenfeld, Washington University
Tim Rowden, Labor Tribune
Professor Rob Russell, University of Missouri
Father Jack Schuler, St. Cronan’s Catholic Church
Mary Anne Sedey, Attorney
Roz Sherman-Voellinger, United Way of Greater St. Louis, retired
Professor John Slosar, Saint Louis University
Les Sterman
Pastor Carleton Stock, Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy
The Rev. Jon Stratton, Trinity Episcopal Church
Sister Carla Mae Streeter, Aquinas Institute of Theology
Dr. Abbe Sudvarg, Peace Economy Project
Professor Doug Swanson, University of Missouri
Robert Swearingen, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Rabbi Susan Talve, Central Reform Congregation
Natalie Teague, Attorney
Gail Wechsler, Law Library Association of St. Louis
Nikki Weinstein, Leadership for Social Change
Roseann Weiss, Regional Arts Commission
Dr. Robert Wilcox, Art Critic
The Rev. Starsky Wilson, St Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition
Bronwen Zwirner, Bread and Roses Missouri

Springfield-Ozarks Region

Contact Kay@mojwj.org for more information or to join

Springfield-Ozarks Region Steering Committee

David Derossett, Drury University
The Rev. Jenn Simmons, National Ave Christian Church

Springfield-Ozarks Region Members

Karis Agnew
Peter Browning
LeeAnn Camey
Cheryl Clay
Michelle Creed
Kittilu Dodds
Rev. Colin Douglas
Valerie Eastman
Kellie Freeman
Callie Gibson
Kelly Johnson
Vicke Kepling
Janice Lancaster
Yolanda Lorge
Vickie Luttrell
Tim McPhail
Robin Miller
Krista Moncado
Jeff Munzinger
M. Dee Ogilvy
Jaye Owens
Miles Pearson
Ashley Quinn
Jimbo Riley
Susan Schmalzbauer
Julie Schulze
John Shaughnessy
Stacy Sherrod
Sophie Slater
Cindy Slimp
Ray Smith
Annie Smith
Tony Smith
Carmen Strawn
Mary Utley
Wes Zongker