NCL statement on the passing of Jules Pagano – National Consumers League

July 17, 2013

Contact: Ben Klein, NCL Communications,, (202) 835-3323

Washington, DC — Jules Pagano is a hero for generations of labor leaders because of his lifetime of championing their cause and his dogged commitment to economic justice.

He was also a longtime supporter of the National Consumers League and the League’s 114th year history of promoting the cause of workers and their families.

Jules Pagano enjoyed an illustrious career, serving as Chief Judge for the New York Unemployment Appeals Board; Director of Training for the Peace Corps; Provost, President and Vice President of numerous Public Universities; Education Director to CWA; and 20 years as Executive Director for the AIL/NILICO Labor Advisory Board.

Jules will be remembered for his political savvy and devotion to progressive causes and politics. It is worth noting that the League’s offices are located in the same building in Washington, DC as those of American Income Life and we had occasion to see a lot of him. And so we remember Jules for his devotion to family and his pride in his wife Kathy, son Ed, daughter in law Jenny and of course, his beloved grandson Jack. His face would absolutely light up when he talked about Jack.

We never forget your many contributions, Jules, and we will miss you dearly. Thank you for your lifetime of serving for working families. 


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