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Sunday, June 30 • 11:45am - 1:15pm
Fighting for Workers' Rights: Creative New Organizing

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The drive for justice for low-wage workers is building.

Workers from dozens of countries, united by their desire for a better life for themselves and their families in the face of a brutal economy, have begun to organize and tell their stories.

Whether taking on giant corporations like Walmart, or a chain of car washes or supermarkets, these workers are creating a new atmosphere in which the struggle for workers' rights is on the front burner of the social justice agenda.

This workshop will discuss how unity is built in the new workplace, the important role of community allies and the main fights that need our support now. 

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Jonathan Westin

Executive Director, NY Communities for Change
Jonathan Westin is the Executive Director of NY Communities for Change.Jon helped homeowners to fight foreclosures in SE Queens and was a primary advocate for the '08 state anti-foreclosure law, one of the strongest in the nation.His efforts in 2011 helped build and spread the Occupy movement, from the May march on Wall St. to to protest school and service cuts, to the October rally and march that brought together labor forces with Occupy and the... Read More →

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Deborah Axt

Co-Executive Director, Make the Road New York
Deborah Axt is Co-Executive Director of Make the Road New York, the largest immigrant base-building organization in New York State.  Deborah leads Make the Road's new worker organizing and low-wage worker policy work, as well as the organization's legal, services, finance and development operations. She is one of the architects of the WASH NY campaign to organize car wash workers in NYC as well as a soon-to-publicly-launch bankworker... Read More →
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Daisy Chung

Executive Director, Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY)
Daisy Chung is the Executive Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY). Prior to her current position, she was an organizer and Associate Director at ROC-NY. Daisy also has experience working on other campaigns and issues concerning low-wage workers, such as food service and domestic workers, welfare rights, and prisoners' rights. Daisy is a former restaurant worker and a graduate of CUNY Law School. 
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Camille Rivera

Executive Director, United NY
Camille Rivera is the Executive Director of United NY, which has been instrumental in framing the 99 percent / one percent narrative. United NY is active in building support for job creation, wage fairness and worker justice in New York City.  | | Working closely with Occupy, United NY was an active part of the coalition that successfully saved the mllionaires' tax in New York and in organizing low-wage workers into unions. ... Read More →

Sunday June 30, 2013 11:45am - 1:15pm
Ballroom E Hilton Albany

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