Louis Kimmel is co-founder and current executive director of New Labor in New Jersey. New Labor is a worker center with 3 locations and over 3,000 dues paying members. His first years at New Labor were spent as a “salt” in temporary employment agencies with the purpose of identifying the needs of workers in this industry in the community of New Brunswick, NJ. Based on the information and the relationships developed with him, the organization designed its program work. The worker center started with educational programs in English as a second language and computer classes. From there it evolved to health and safety in the work place and leadership development. He later became the organization’s Director of Operations and Membership and for the last 2 years has been the director of the organization. Lou has worked at and been involved with the growth of New Labor since 2000.