John Haer

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John Haer is the partner of Joni Rabinowitz. He is Executive Director at AFTRA Pittsburgh. Broadcast Media.

New American Movement

In 1980 John Haer, Pittsburgh, was a delegate to the December 12-14 Chicago, National Council meeting of the New American Movement[1].

In 1981, Betty Arenth, John Beverley, Stu Cohen, Paul Garver, Clint Geller, John Hallas, John Haer, Kate Luxemburg, Steve Kraisler, Susan Mead, Ed Meek, Sandy Mitchell, Joni Rabinowitz, Rob Shepherd and Jill Smudski of Pittsburgh NAM congratulated NAM on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. They commented,

Thanks to NAM for our share in bringing socialist-feminism to the U.S. left[2]

In 1981 the NAM national interim committee consisted of;

Bill Barclay (PC), Laura Berg (Portland NAM), Holly Graff (PC), John Haer (Pittsburgh NAM), Rick Kunnes (PC), Halli Lehrer (Chicago Northside NAM), Christine Riddiough (Blazing Star NAM), Glenn Scott (Austin NAM), and Steve Tarzynski (Los Angelos NAM), Robert Shaffer (New York NAM).[3]

New American Movement 10th convention

In 1981 Halli Lehrer, NIC; Anne Hill, Cleveland NAM and SEIU; Ruth Jordan, DSOC National Executive Committee and CLUW and John Haer, NIC and SEIU spoke on a mini-plenary entitled Building an Alliance Between the Labor Movement and the Women's Movement at the 10th Convention of the New American Movement. The convention was held in a union headquarters in Chicago and ran from July 29 - August 2, 1981.

Haer also spoke alongside Anne Hill, Cleveland NAM and SEIU in a workshop entitled New Developments in SEIU and Their Strategic Implication.[4]

DSA member

In 1986, John Haer was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in Pennsylvania and an SEIU rep.[5]


  1. NAM National Council meeting notice Dec 12 1980
  2. 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
  3. NAM Discussion Bulletin No 5, Spring 81, page 1o
  4. NAM 10th Convention Agenda, July 29, 1981
  5. Democratic Left, Sep./Oct. 1986, page 22