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How We Organize, How We Win: State-Level Action to Gain Labor Rights and Build Worker Power 

September 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm



  • Jennifer Sherer (Moderator), Senior State Policy Coordinator for EARN Worker Power Project, Economic Policy Institute
  • Valerie Collins, Attorney, Towards Justice
  • April Sims, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Ed Muir, Deputy Director Research & Strategic Initiatives, American Federation of Teachers

Session Description

Working people have opportunities at the state and local level to promote their interests and make progress toward racial, gender, and economic justice through organizing and collective bargaining. This session will showcase EARN’s new Worker Power Project to the Network and offer a comparative look at how collective bargaining campaigns across several different states and sectors have made led to improved policy and standards for workers. Participants will come away with a shared understanding of how labor policy gains can improve the wellbeing of workers of color and women and what current opportunities for advancing labor policy exist at the state level in specific sectors.


September 29, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Economic Analysis & Research Network (EARN) at Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
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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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