Mr. Craig has an extensive labor organizing background, including positions with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers West in Sacramento, California, the AFL-CIO in both Cincinnati and Chicago, and the United Steelworkers International here in Pittsburgh. Mr. Craig has also worked on two Presidential campaigns as a political organizer on the state level in Michigan and Iowa. His educational background includes formal study in Criminal Justice, Ethnic and Diversity Studies, Political Science, and Public Policy. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy and Administration, and he teaches courses in Political Science and Ethnic and Diversity Studies at the Community College of Allegheny County.
A native of South Carolina, Mr. Craig resides with his family in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. He serves as President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, co-chair of the Pittsburgh NAACP Labor and Industry Committee, and board member of the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute. He is a member of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and the Fetzer Advisory Council on Labor, Trades, and Crafts. Mr. Craig and his family are members of Wesley Center AME Zion Church.
Please join us in warmly welcoming Jamaal Craig as our new Executive Director!