Stanley Aronowitz is an active trade unionist. He is a member of the negotiations team and executive council of theProfessional Staff Congress, the union of faculty and staff at the City University of New York.
He is also involved with theCenter for Labor Renewal, a group dedicated to renew labor as a progressive social movement in the United States and internationally.
As director of theCenter for the Study of Culture, Technology and Workhe has directed research on, among other topics, clerical work in the New York Public Library; the record industry and its relation to "indie" labels; the effects of computer aided design and drafting on engineers and technicians (with Bill DiFazio). The Center also organizes and sponsors conferences on a wide array of issues.