Amy Bahruth has been a safety and health specialist and educator for over 30 years. She is an assistant director in the Union Leadership Institute at the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, DC, where she has trained hundreds of members and developed curricula on bullying, workplace violence, emergency preparedness, and indoor environmental quality. She previously worked as a staff representative for the Communications Workers of America representing public employees in the state of New Jersey.
As a part-time lecturer at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, she has taught OSHA, Introduction of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Development of the Labor Movement II, and Internships in Labor Education. She has been teaching in the labor studies program at the university since 1997.
She is a former president of the Rutgers PTL faculty union, American Association of University Professors - American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) and currently serves as secretary of the National AFT Staff Union (AFTSU).
Ms. Bahruth holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers in labor studies and a master’s degree from Hunter College, City University of New York in environmental and occupational health science.