Lynn Feekin has been a full-time faculty member at LERC since 1994. Her primary teaching and research interests include leadership development, organizing, bargaining, and unions and economic development.
Prior to coming to LERC, Feekin was the director of the Calumet Project, an innovative labor-faith-community coalition that linked labor and economic development policies in northern Indiana. Feekin also directed the Labor Center at the University of Iowa. Earlier, she was an active member of her union, IAM Local 1728.
Feekin’s latest research interest centers on “social equity” – the benefit to workers and communities – in economic development efforts. She recently served on the City of Eugene’s Sustainable Business Initiative taskforce. Working with a team of labor and community leaders, she helped to conduct a study of factors that comprise social equity.
At LERC Feekin coordinates the multi-day Collective Bargaining Institute and teaches numerous courses on contract campaigns, contract administration, organizing, leadership development, and building community connections.
[ See Curriculum Vitae for publications and activities ]