Workers’ Rights Boards

Together prominent individuals and community leaders provide a powerful moral voice to struggles for social, racial, and economic justice in our communities.

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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.


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

Kansas City Steering Committee

  • The Rev. Dr. Vernon Howard, Southern Christian Leadership Conference – KC
  • Patricia Jones, A. Philip Randolph Institute
  • Doug Langner, Bishop Sullivan Center
  • The Honorable Judy Morgan
  • The Rev. Dr. Donna Simon, St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran

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 Journalist
  • Sr. Barb Doak, St. James Parish
  • Mark Dugan, Attorney
  • Dr. Peter Eaton, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Margaretha Finefrock, The Learning Project
  • Professor Ile Haggins, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Dr. Melissa Patterson Hazley, Phoenix Research Group
  • The Rev. Dr. Vernon Howard, Southern Christian Leadership Conference – KC
  • 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. Holly McKissick, Peace Christian Church UCC
  • Rev. Scott Meyer – Westport Presbyterian Church
  • Dr. Bob Minor, University of Kansas
  • The Honorable Judy Morgan
  • Bishop Eric Morrison, Kingdom Word Ministries
  • Rev. Trista Nicholson, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
  • Brian Noland, Attorney
  • Mary O’Halloran, O’Halloran Communication
  • Jessica Piedra, Attorney
  • Juan Rangel, Donnelly College
  • 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 Honorable John Sharp, Former City Councilman
  • Bette Tate-Miller, National Association for Multicultural Education
  • The Rev. Jennifer Thomas, Lutheran School of Theology
  • Mary Vincent, St. James Parish
  • 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

Springfield-Ozarks Region Steering Committee

  • David Derossett, Drury University
  • Callie Gibson, Drury University
  • Christina Ryder, Missouri State 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
  1. Dee Ogilvy
  • Jaye Owens
  • Miles Pearson
  • Ashley Quinn
  • Jimbo Riley
  • Christina Ryder
  • Susan Schmalzbauer
  • Julie Schulze
  • John Shaughnessy
  • Stacy Sherrod
  • Sophie Slater
  • Cindy Slimp
  • Ray Smith
  • Annie Smith
  • Tony Smith
  • Carmen Strawn
  • Mary Utley
  • Wes Zongker

Get in touch with a Workers’ Rights Board Near You.

Kansas City:

Justin Stein,
[email protected]


Andrew Hutchinson, [email protected]

St. Louis:

The Rev. Dr. Teresa Danieley, [email protected]


Kay Mills, 
[email protected]