John Kretzschmar, director, received his Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. He worked with organized labor and the University of Nebraska at Omaha to start the Institute for Labor Studies in 1980. Since then, he has taught organizing and negotiating skills to thousands of trade unionists from Nebraska and surrounding states. He is a member of the American Association of University Professors and the United Association for Labor Education.
Edgar Moore, labor educator, received his Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota. As a teacher in the Detroit public school system, he served on the executive board of the local union of the Detroil Federation of Teachers and as a delegate to the Detroit AFL-CIO Council. Moore served for 17 years on the faculty of the Labor Education and Research Service at Omaha State University. Before his move to Nebraska, he was director of labor programs in the western region office of the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He is a member of the American Association of University Professors and the United Association for Labor Educators.