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Erica Smiley
Executive Director of Jobs With Justice
As the co-Executive Director of Jobs With Justice, Erica Smiley is known for developing innovative strategies to expand collective bargaining power—including strategies that position working people to negotiate directly with the corporate actors that impact all aspects of their lives. She has authored several articles highlighting some of the organization’s most exciting developments in the New Labor Forum, Dissent Magazine, the Journal on Class, Race and Corporate Power, and other publications. She also teaches a class on Contemporary Labor Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) via the Joseph S. Murphy Institute. And as a fellow with the Women in Labor Leadership (WILL Empower) program, she is working with leaders at Rutgers University and Georgetown University on a project to better expand on collective bargaining as a pillar of a healthy democracy.