Labor and Community Studies Department
BA in Psychology from Mills College
Prof. Craig has been counseling at CCSF since 2011, and teaching since 2012
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., San Francisco State University
Fred Glass has been a member of the CCSF faculty for the past twenty five years.
He believes that, through labor studies, union activists and the general student population can gain a stronger grasp of the meaning of civic involvement in a democratic society.
He is the author of 70 Years: A History of the California Federation of Teachers (1989). His ten-part documentary video series on the history of the California labor movement, Golden Lands, Working Hands (1999), aired on most PBS stations in California, and every public high school in the state has a copy. He has also written many articles on labor and media related topics for union and academic publications (Labor Studies Journal, Afterimage, Film Quarterly, Labor's Heritage, etc.), as well as more topical pieces for daily newspapers (SF Chronicle, Sacramento Bee).
Fred has been the Communications Director for the California Federation of Teachers since 1988. He oversaw the media work for the three year contract struggle of lecturers in the University of California system, which ended with path-breaking gains for contingent faculty. He served two terms as President of the Western Labor Communications Association, and three terms as a vice-president of the International Labor Communications Association. He currently co-chairs the Speaker's Commission on Labor Education for the California Legislature. He is a member of AFT Local 2121, the San Francisco Community College Federation of Teachers.
Biography is unavailable at this time.
B.A., Yale University
Professor Shields has been a member of the CCSF faculty for since 1993. He has been the Chair of Labor and Community Studies since 1995.
His instructional philosophy is based on the idea of student empowerment. Whether working with students from unions, community-based organizations, vocational classes or the transfer program, he aims to give students the information they need to make informed decisions about their lives and about our society.
Using techniques derived from the labor and popular education movements, he mixes lectures with discussions, role-playing, student presentations and music to explore class themes. His hope is that students will finish his classes with a sharper sense of power relations in our society and how they affect them and also with heightened analytical and critical thinking skills. As the inscription on the Science Building says, "And the truth will make you free." In his classes, whether history, employment rights, leadership training or social action theater, he helps students uncover the important truths of our time.
Professor Shields helped restructure his department, adding community studies and environmental justice courses. He has served on the VATEA Grant Committee, the Vocational Education Advisory Committee and is a San Francisco Labor Council delegate for AFT Local 2121. He is also active with the Department Chair Council.
In recent years, he has helped bring two important conferences to the college, "Educating for Justice - Teaching for Labor and Community Power" in 2007 and "Reviving the New Deal" in Fall 2008.
Professor Shields wrote and produced the Pacifica Radio Docudrama Series "Rising Waters, the Drama of the Militant Thirties". He was a founding member of the Bay Area Labor Theater, where he wrote, directed and performed theater about working class life. He is a member of the United Association for Labor Education and a Board Member of the Center for Labor Research and Education at U.C. Berkeley and of the Labor Studies Advisory Board at San Francisco State. A father of two children, he is past president of the James Lick Middle School PTSA.
In his leisure time, Professor Shields enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in his children's schools, as well as outdoor activities such as hiking and boating.
Lamoin Werlein-Jaen has been teaching at CCSF since 2001
Lamoin Werlein-Jaen has been involved in a variety of organizations and movements over the years focusing on labor and international solidarity. From the Republic of Panama, Lamoin has written extensively on U.S./Panama relations and on labor in the U.S. and in Latin America. His most recent article "San Francisco Hotel Workers Take on Wall Street" appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of the California Faculty Association Newsletter.Mr. Werlein-Jaen has been involved in the Labor movement for the past 20 years as an activist, organizer and elected officer. He is currently the Secretary Treasurer of UNITE HERE Local 2, the largest private sector union in the city and county of San Francisco.
Biography is unavailable at this time.