The American Labor Museum advances
public understanding of the history of
work, workers and the labor movement
throughout  the  world,  with  special
attention to the ethnicity and immigrant
experience of American workers.
Mike Goodwin, President  of the Museum
and President of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).
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Angelica Santomauro, Ed.D., Executive Director of the American Labor Museum
Dr. Angelica Santomauro has been the Executive Director of the American Labor Museum/Botto House since July 1992. She is a progressive educator and an ardent supporter of workers' rights.

Dr. Santomaurao began her career as a public school teacher in Jersey City. There, she cultivated a program called
Labor Studies in the Schools.The program which called on 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to organize their own unions and negotiate their annual contracts with faculty and staff, provided a grassroots opportunity to experience labor history and its contemporary movements.

Labor Studies in the Schools was quickly heralded as a program of unparalleled innovation.
Dr. Santomauro received numerous accolades from The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, The NJ Historical Commission, The Jersey City Board of Education, WWOR-TV, A Plus for Kids, The Walter and May Reuther UAW Scholarship Program, and Governor Kean's Teacher Recognition Program. Subsequently, she taught graduate courses at New Jersey City and Rutgers Universities.

As Museum Director, Dr. Santomauro continues to develop labor education classes for children and adults alike. Her national speaking engagements and numerous publications focus on justice and equality in the workplace. Under Dr. Sanomauro's leadership, the Botto House remains an invaluable component of our local, state and national cultures

Dr. Santomauro is the proud mother of her son, Bill. She received her master's degree from Kean University in 1982, and her doctorate from Rutgers in 1989.
Some members of the Board of Directors at the June Membership Meeting
and donation form