from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/william-spriggs/
William Spriggs is chief economist to the AFL-CIO and a professor and former chair of economics at Howard University. He is a former assistant secretary for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor. Spriggs’ economic expertise lies in workforce issues, labor, tax and public policy.
William M. Rodgers III is a professor of public policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. He is an expert in labor economics and the economics of social problems, and chair of the National Academy of Social Insurance.