About / Staff


Union Histories consists of professional historians and research assistants who have researched the history of dozens of trade unions across North America, and a top design and production group that specializes in producing union historical literature and collateral communications pieces, as well as meeting the design-production needs of union groups.

Union Events is managed by a highly knowledgeable and proactive events specialist who is supported by a full production staff and uses multiple years of experience within the events industry to provide unions with the proper setting for any function, celebration or professional gathering.


Head Historian & President Calvin Jefferson is a professional historian and communications expert with vast research and writing experience that includes a great deal of union history.  Calvin has dual Bachelor degrees in History and Journalism from The Ohio State University, where he was a History Department research assistant for the B. F. Goodrich Rubber/Tire Co. history book project.  Prior to finding his niche as a union historian and establishing Union Histories, Calvin was a news journalist and editor with several newspaper outlets, writing and reporting extensively for the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and Cleveland Plain Dealer community newspaper groups.
E-mail Calvin at [email protected].

Andy Taucher

Creative Director, Archivist & Vice President Andy Taucher is a multi-disciplined designer/developer with over a decade of experience in print and digital media. Andy has garnered extensive industry knowledge while serving in various roles ranging from pre-press graphic designer in a small print house to multiple creative director positions at leading creative agencies.
E-mail Andy at [email protected].

Vice President of Event Management Robyn McGuffin Hensch has over 15 years of experience in event production and prides herself on executing every client’s concepts flawlessly to ensure an amazing experience. With a background in Sponsorship and Event Management, she has executed a wide array of events that include anniversary galas, corporate and non-profit functions, weddings, golf outings, retreats, conferences and more. E-mail Robyn at [email protected].

Steven DemanettLead Designer & Online Manager Steven Demanett has over a decade of experience in multimedia design and development in addition to his technical/IT capabilities, gleaned from a vast spectrum of educational and professional experience. Those skill sets make Steven a valuable asset to Union Histories — from laying out history books to keeping the website running smoothly.
E-mail Steven at [email protected].

Carrie Scully, Sales Associate
E-mail Carrie at [email protected].

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Union Histories is a member of Communications Workers
of America, Printing/Publishing/Media Workers,
Local 14503/Typographical Local 18.

We support and serve organized labor!