Glenn Perušek

Strategic campaign planning; economic and political research and investigation

About Glenn Perušek


Glenn Perušek is Executive Director of Perušek & Associates, LLC, a small strategic research and education firm that conducts economic and political research and develops strategic campaign plans for labor unions and advocacy organizations.  He is a member of the faculty of the Building Trades Academy at the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University.

Glenn served as director of the Center for Strategic Research at the national AFL-CIO in Washington, DC.  He worked on strategic campaigns at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and as a research manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  He taught at the Cornell University/AFL-CIO program on strategic corporate research.

Glenn earned a B.A. summa cum laude from Kent State University and holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago, where he held Merriam Fellowships and won the Baker Prize, a research competition in the social sciences.  He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the national scholarly honorary society, and was a journeyman member of the International Typographical Union (today part of the Communication Workers of America).  His publications include Shifting Terrain:  Essays on Politics, History and Society; Depth of Field:  Stanley Kubrick, Film, and the Uses of History; and Trade Union Politics:  American Unions and Economic Change.

He is at work on Tragedy and Necessity:  From Sarajevo to the Berlin Wall.

Glenn can be reached at

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