Ken Johnson

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Ken Johnson, Southern Regional Director, AFL-CIO.

"Ken has worked more than 30 years across the South on political, anti-poverty, race, labor, economic justice and worker rights issues. Born and raised in Louisiana, Ken was educated at Bard College and Yale University. From 1975 to 1980 Ken was the Regional Director of the National Rural Center and also worked at the Scholarship and Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality, providing technical assistance to newly emerging black elected officials across the South. From the early 80's to 1995 he was the Director for the South Regional Council and Director of the Southern Labor Institute, a special project of the South Regional Council. Working on workers' rights issues, Ken worked with the Tennessee Tom Bigby Waterway effort, a coalition of community and labor groups to insure union members a part in this large scale public works project. In 1995 Ken began working for the AFL-CIO and is currently Regional Director of the AFL-CIO's Southern Region." [1]

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  1. Board of Directors, Organizers' Forum, accessed March 2, 2010.