Todd E. Vachon

Todd E. Vachon is a former union carpenter turned Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut and the founding president of the Graduate Employee Union-UAW Local 6950. His research and publications concern the societal problems and social inequalities endemic to contemporary capitalism and the struggles of ordinary people to achieve greater equality and dignity. Todd also serves on the national steering committee of the Labor Network for Sustainability’s Labor Convergence on Climate, is a member of the global advisory group for Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, and will be a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University starting in the fall of 2018.