Don Taylor joined the faculty in April 2008 after many years in the labor movement, working as an organizer, representative, negotiator, business agent, communications director, and education director for unions such as the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE), the hotel workers’ union HERE, and the Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU). He has also served as a shop steward and local union president. He has extensive experience in union leadership development, internal organizing, strategic planning, and building organizational capacity, as well as collective bargaining and steward training. He is a nationally-recognized expert on the constitutional rights of public employees, and developed the website garrityrights.org.
Certifications and Memberships
• Change Leadership Certificate, Cornell University
• Professional Trainer Certificate, American Society for Training and Development
• American Federation of Musicians (AFM), AFL-CIO
• American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
• United Association for Labor Education (UALE)
• Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
Manzo, F., Taylor, D., Childers, M., Bruno, R., and Manzo, J. The State of the Unions 2017: A Profile of Unionization in Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, and in America. St. Paul, Minnesota: Midwest Economic Policy Institute, September 4, 2017.
Taylor, Don. “Can Renewal Emerge from Destruction? Crisis and Opportunity in Wisconsin.” Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 40, No. 4 (December 2015): 396-418.
Taylor, Don. “Does Austerity Cause Public Urination?” Daily Kos, August 12, 2011.
Taylor, Don, and John Lund. “Why Don’t More Members Attend Union Meetings?” Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4, December 2010.
Taylor, Don. “Stewards Training: Use Case Studies to Build Hands-On Skills.” Labor Notes Troublemaker’s Blog, January 6, 2010.
Taylor, Don. “Between the Rock and the Whirlpool: Compelled Statements by Public Employees.” Labor Law Journal, Vol. 60, No. 3, Fall 2009.Education