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EARNCon Session: The role of local government in advancing and protecting workers’ rights

September 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am


  • Danielle Alvarado, Fair Work Center
  • Teri Castillo, San Antonio City Council District 5
  • Terri Gerstein, Harvard Labor and Worklife Program and Economic Policy Institute
  • LiJia Gong, Local Progress
  • Mazahir Salih, Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa


Session Description

This session will provide an overview of all of the different ways (even when constrained by abusive state preemption) that localities have used their various powers—including policymaking, enforcement, licensing, contracting, worker education, and public engagement—to fight for working people. This session will also provide the opportunity for small group discussions among participants to consider how they might play


September 29, 2022
10:00 am - 11:15 am
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Economic Analysis & Research Network (EARN) at Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
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The Westin Cleveland Downtown
777 Saint Clair Avenue Northeast
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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The Economic Policy Institute would like to thank the following funders for their ongoing and generous support for the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN): 
  • Anonymous  
  • American Federation of Teachers 
  • Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust 
  • Ford Foundation  
  • International Association of Machinists  
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Kresge Foundation  
  • National Association of Letter Carriers  
  • National Education Association 
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation 
  • Omidyar Network
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Service Employees International Union 
  • Surdna Foundation 
  • United Auto Workers  
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
  • United Food and Commercial Workers 
  • United Steelworkers of America 
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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