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Saturday, September 3 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee: Reviving the American Labor Movement

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Founded at the beginning of the pandemic to support workers fighting for COVID protections, EWOC has built a powerful network of workers and volunteers to turn workplace discontent into worker power.


Daphna Thier

Daphna Thier is the Labor Education Coordinator for Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC). She's also a longtime bartender based in Brooklyn. And the current chair of the DSA National Political Education Committee (NPEC). You can also find her written work at Jacobin.com... Read More →


Gabriel Winant

Gabe is a labor historian at the University of Chicago. His book The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America came out last year. He’s a former member and organizer with UNITE HERE and currently a volunteer organizer with EWOC.

Teagan Harris

Teagan is a former student at the University of Chicago’s Masters in the Humanities Program where she studied indigenous art and curatorial work. While studying there, she worked at a local tea shop. She and her coworkers organized their workplace with the help of EWOC– earning... Read More →

Tristan Bock-Hughes

Tristan is an organizer with the Illinois Nurses Association and formerly one of two staff with the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee. Through EWOC, other staff positions, and volunteer efforts he has worked with dozens of union locals and worker organizations throughout the... Read More →

Olivia Prager

Olivia is a current Medical Case Manager working with adults living with HIV and AIDS at Howard Brown Health Center. She was one of the initial staff members brought into the organizing campaign for Howard Brown Health Workers United shortly after EWOC helped re-connect them with... Read More →

Elce Redmond

Elce is a muckraker who has been both a community and union organizer for the past 36 years. For the last two years he has served as a volunteer organizer with EWOC that has built a distributed remote model to support workers organizing in their workplace. Elce is proud to be an organizer... Read More →


Saturday September 3, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
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