John Cronan Jr. is a restaurant worker of 11 years, organizer, and writer. He is a native of Providence, RI, but has lived in New York City for many years--where he has been involved in labor, student, and environmental organizing. Currently, John is an organizer for the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY), a membership based workers’ center dedicated to building worker power and changing conditions in the restaurant industry, as well as overall social transformation; and is a founding member of the new political grouping, Organization for a Free Society. He is also pursuing a Masters degree in Labor Studies at the CUNY Murphy Institute for Workers Education. John is a regular contributor to Znet, and has written and spoken extensively on issues concerning class, economic democracy, environmental justice, radical political theory, movement strategy, and more. His essay, “Did You Just Say Class”, appeared in Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, 2008), edited by Chris Spannos.
His interests include sports (especially the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, New England Patriots, Arsenal Gunners, and Celtic FC.), martial arts, good beer and wine, italian food, Revolution, and more.