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Martha Ecker

Professor of Sociology-Retired

Year Joined RCNJ: 1986

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York

Courses Offered:

  • Social Inequality
  • Gender Work and Family
  • Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • Food and Population

Teaching Interest:

  • Gender, Work and Family
  • Labor and Globalization
  • Pedagogy
  • Food and Population

Research Interest:

  • Labor Organizing
  • Fiscal Crises
  • Privatization of the Public Sector

Recent Publications:

  • Efforts to Privatize the United States Postal Service: Labor’s Response,:  Labor Studies Journal. September 2018  Vol. 43, #3  173-188.
More about Martha Ecker

Martha Ecker – received her doctoral degree from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. Her dissertation focused on the manner in which the City and the unions negotiated the definition(s) productivity during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s and beyond.

She received a post-doctoral fellowship sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health on the ‘Sociology and Economics of Women and Work.’ Her research during that time period concerned the dual status of public sector workers as employees of the state and recipients of transfer payments.

She continues to research the privatization of the public sector with a focus on the United States Postal Service.

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