One of The 100 Most Influential People in the World
Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance
TIME Magazine named Ai-jen Poo one of The 100 Most
Influential People in the World - a creative organizer
who knows how to create social change from the
bottom up. Ai-jen Poo, has been growing into that role
since she was a student outraged by the stories of
domestic workers, often immigrants or women of
color, who labored long hours for low pay as nannies,
maids, housekeepers, cooks, elder caregivers, and
other household workers – women who had been
treated as unskilled and expendable, yet who were
responsible for raising children, caring for the ill and
elderly and facilitating the daily lives of millions of
Ai-jen Poo's gift for creating worker-led groups and empathetic tactics has made the National Domestic Workers Alliance into an umbrella organization with 35 satellites around the country, with more than 10,000 members. Ai-jen Poo has done this by creating a new paradigm for how we value work and with that how workers can built their power collectively. Ai-jen goes beyond organizing to transforming. .
Getting Back to Basics – Jobs for All
Trudy Goldberg, Chair, National Jobs for All Coalition
While the issue uppermost in the voters’ minds this election year is jobs, jobs and good jobs, you’d hardly know it by following the campaigns or even the protests for the 99%. But the National Jobs for All Coalition is always on target about the tragedy of unemployment, underemployment and deteriorating working conditions and has a program to move forward on this crucial issue. Trudy Goldberg spoke to us leading a contingent of the National Jobs for All Coalition from the NYC Union Square protest on
May Day 2012
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