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Laboratories of Experimentation: Local Governments at the Forefront of Advancing Workers' Rights - Shared screen with speaker view
Vishal Reddy
32:30
Hi all! Welcome to the webinar! As you enter, please share in the chat 1) Your name and where you’re calling from 2) Pronouns 3) Any affiliations 4) and if there’s anything you or your organization/office have been grappling with on workers’ rights!
Marco Hernandez
32:32
Marco Hernandez (He/They). Calling from Minnesota and affiliated with Tending the Soil
Margaret O'Hora
32:38
Margaret K. O'Hora, she/her, DC Council (legislature)
Dora Chen
32:47
Dora Chen (she/her), SEIU
Steve Koffroth
32:50
Steve Koffroth (He, Him, His), SEIU 721 So. CA
Ceilidh Gao
32:54
Ceilidh Gao, she/her, Communications Workers of America
Meryum Khan
32:55
Meryum Khan (she/her), MA AGO
Kameron Dawson
32:57
Kameron Dawson (she/hers), Calling from Nashville, TN, A Better Balance Southern office
Al Vega
32:58
Al Vega, he.him, MassCOSH/USW9358. Nice to be with you all here today.
Joshua Jacob
33:00
Josh Jacob, he/him, Columbia Law School (2L)
Richard Rabin
33:02
Rick Rabin - Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health
Corinna Spencet-Scheurich
33:03
Corinna Spencer-Scheurich (she/her), Northwest Workers' Justice Project, Portland OR
ginny sawyer
33:03
ginny sawyer (she/her) City of Fort Collins
TYLER SANDNESS
33:06
Hi Everyone; My name is Tyler Sandness (He/Him) and I am from Rideshare Drivers United - California.
Seema N. Patel
33:06
Seema N. Patel, Berkeley Law
Jamie Corban
33:06
Hello My Name is Jamie Corban (He/Him) Northwest Carpenters Union
Susan Marquis
33:07
Susan Marquis, Princeton University (she/her)
Meghan Lucas
33:07
Meghan Lucas, she/her, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (NC)
Jean M Pierce
33:08
Jean Pierce (she/her) New Jersey - Health Professionals & Allied Employees. Good to be here!
Eli Levine
33:09
Eli Levine (He/Him), Penn State University Harrisburg School of Public Affairs, PhD Candidate
Jon Zerolnick
33:12
Jon Zerolnick, he/him, researcher in LA
Patricia Geisel
33:12
Hello from Latham, NY - NYSUT, Tricia Geisel Nice to be here!
Elizabeth Doyle
33:12
Liz Doyle, here with Tending the Soil in MN
Maureen McCormack
33:13
Maureen McCormack, she/her, Nassau County District Attorney's Office, Long Island, New York
KyungSun (she/her/hers) - ESP
33:14
Hi all, KyungSun Lee (she/hers) calling from St. Louis MO. and I'm with the Economic Security Project
Molly Coleman
33:15
Molly Coleman (she), People's Parity Project, Saint Paul, MN
David Rosenfeld
33:15
David Rosenfeld from CBay
Rachel Anderson
33:17
Rachel Anderson (she/her), Center for Public Justice, DC
Sheila Sullivan
33:17
Sheila Sullivan (she/her/hers). Assistant Director of Litigation and Strategic Advocacy. Legal Action of Wisconsin.
Lindsay Fallon
33:19
Lindsay Fallon (she/her) w/ Towards Justice - joining from Colorado
Pooja Shethji
33:23
Pooja Shethji (she/her) from Outten & Golden's DC office
Matthew Goldberg
33:23
Matt Goldberg (he/him), California Department of Justice
Vicki Shabo
33:23
Vicki Shabo, she/her New America, Washington DC
Ryan Sypniewski
33:24
Ryan Sypniewski (he/him) PA Office of Attorney General
Beth Commers
33:26
Hi! Beth Commers (she/hers) City of Saint Paul, MN Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO)
Nicolette Gullickson
33:28
Nicolette Gullickson (she/her), Minneapolis Civil Rights Dept- Labor Standards Enforcement
Emily Spieler
33:30
Emily Spieler (she/her) Northeastern Univ & MassCOSH
Felipe Guevara
33:31
Felipe Guevara, he/him, New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
Margaret Weihs
33:31
Margaret Weihs, she/her, Seattle Office of Labor Standards
Branden Butler
33:32
Branden Butler (he/him) County of San Diego OLSE
Blanca Rodriguez
33:34
Blanca Rodriguez, she/her, Columbia Legal Services in WA.
Tarshia Green-Williams
33:36
Tarshia Green-Williams (She/Her) Action for Equity Boston, MA
Mark Erlich
33:36
Mark Erlich
Allison Glass
33:38
Allison Glass, she/her, Atlanta with 9to5 GA
Emina Bec
33:44
Emina Becirovic, she/her, Boston, learning about how to best represent myself (worker)
Arnold Zack
33:45
Arnold Zack, Boston, Trade Union Program
Gary Warren
33:46
Gary Warren / Carpenters Union
Militza Pagán
33:47
Militza Pagán (Sher/Her), Shriver Center on Poverty Law
CAROL MEYERS
33:48
Carol Meyers she/her SEIU
Naw Eh Ku
33:49
Hi all! This is Naw EhKu (She/Her) with the Northeast New York Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NENYCOSH), based in Albany, New York.
Valerie Nannery
33:52
Valerie Nannery, she/her. American Constitution Society, Washington, DC
Lou Mandarini
33:53
Lou Mandarinihe/himSenior AdviserOffice of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu
Jacob Shawback
33:56
Jacob Shawback (he/him), Ramsey County Attorney's Office in Saint Paul, MN
Julie Ulmet
33:59
Julie Ulmet (she/her), The Law Offices of Julie R. Ulmet (formerly NY AG and NLRB)
Christine Pontus
34:01
Chris Pontus - Mass Nurses Association
Emilia Vignola
34:04
Emma Vignola, she/her, CUNY School of Public Health/CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
Meredith Stewart
34:07
Meredith Stewart, Southern Poverty Law Center
Sean Finn
34:08
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Adam Kader
34:09
Adam Kader (he/comrade) Arise Chicago
Keith Talbot
34:10
Keith Talbot, Worker Legal Rights and Farmworker Project - NJ
Dean Staffieri
34:17
Dean Staffieri, MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, Naples, Maine
Samuel Noel
34:18
Sam Noel (He/Him) EAS Carpenters Union New Castle, DE
Mitra Ebadolahi
34:20
Mitra Ebadolahi, Senior Project Director for Economic Justice at Upturn. She/her(s). Based in San Diego CA.
Nate Horrell
34:22
Nate Horrell, Policy and Research Analyst, Local Progress
Hallie Albert
34:22
Hallie Albert, San Francisco OLSE
Matt Berens
34:26
Matt Berens - City of Oakland DWES
Dan Stein
34:29
Dan Stein, CTUL, he/him
Vasu Reddy
34:33
Vasu Reddy (she/her), National Partnership for Women & Families
Shannon Foley
34:34
Shannon Foley (she/her/ella) Worker Safety Committee IATSE 415, Tucson, Arizona
Sarah Stennes
34:35
Sarah Stennes - Complex Crimes Unit, Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Minneapolis
Jessie Yu
34:36
Jessie Yu (she/her), County of Santa Clara OLSE
Jack Trumpbour
34:46
Jack Trumpbour, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
Deborah Greenfield
34:50
Deborah Greenfield, (she/her), labor consultant, Washington, D.C.
Maya Hazarika Watts
34:52
Maya Hazarika Watts, she/her, changelab solutions, Oakland, CA
Andrew Fox
35:01
Andy Fox (he/him)Chicago OLS
Seth Lyons
35:12
Seth Lyons (he/him), Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Emina Bec
35:16
Anyone familiar with unemployment benefits appeals? Are workers getting proper representation?
Reena Arora
35:17
Reena Arora, Senior Policy Attorney, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) (State & Municipal)
Kate Suisman
35:23
Hi all, Kate Suisman at NWJP in Portland OR. She/her. We are grappling with so much, where to start...marijuana farm work conditions are a particular crisis right now in OR.
Alice Berliner
35:29
Alice Berliner (she/her), UC Merced Community & Labor Center
Mary Goff
35:36
Mary Goff, South Carolina Legal Services Migrant Unit
CAROL MEYERS
35:36
will you be sharing recording?
Karina Bull
35:40
Karina Bull (she/her) - Legislative Analyst, City of Seattle City Council
Emily Chong
36:01
Emily Chong, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in the Economic Justice Project (she/her)
Lillian Hirales
36:01
Lillian Hirales, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
Emina Bec
36:02
Yaaaa Mayor Wu!!!!
Brennan Grayson
36:38
Brennan Grayson and Magda Orlander, Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
Monica Tong
36:40
Monica Tong, Program Manager, County of Santa Clara (CA) Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
Xhoana Ahmeti
36:55
Xhoana Ahmeti, CUNY School of Law
Caitlin Vega
37:11
Caitlin Vega, General Counsel, CA Labor Federation
Vail Kohnert-Yount
39:15
Vail Kohnert-Yount (she/her), I’m a legal aid lawyer in Brownsville, Texas 🤠
Mark Hansen
40:02
Mark Hansen (he/him) Seattle Office of Labor Standards
Brian Chen
40:36
hi all, brian chen, senior staff attorney at NELP
Kaitlyn Bean
47:01
Hello from Boston! Kaitlyn Bean, Deputy Director at SkillWorks/The Boston Foundation. Great to see Mayor Wu!
Vishal Reddy
47:05
Welcome Mayor Wu! For bios and more information on all of our esteemed guests, click belowMayor Wu: https://www.boston.gov/departments/mayors-office/michelle-wu Durham Councilmember Jillian Johnson: https://www.durhamnc.gov/1661/Jillian-JohnsonNYC Comptroller Brad Lander: https://comptroller.nyc.gov/about/about-brad-lander/Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda:32BJ SEIU General Counsel Katchen Locke: https://www.seiu32bj.org/press-release/generalcounselappointmen t/
Kaitlyn Bean
49:30
So excited to have Trinh Nguyen in her new role!
Vishal Reddy
55:48
Hi all, click here for the full report that Terri and LiJia wrote on the role of local government in protecting workers’ rights: https://www.epi.org/publication/the-role-of-local-governmen t-in-protecting-workers-rights-a-comprehensive-overview-of -the-ways-that-cities-counties-and-other-localities-are-takin g-action-on-behalf-of-working-people/
Rachel McFarland
56:44
are any of the localities in Dillon Rule states?
Vishal Reddy
57:01
Hi all, click here for the full report that Terri and LiJia wrote on the role of local government in protecting workers’ rights: https://www.epi.org/publication/the-role-of-local-government-in-protecting-workers-rights-a-comprehensive-overview-of -the-ways-that-cities-counties-and-other-localities-are-takin g-action-on-behalf-of-working-people/
Susan Marquis
58:47
I don't think the link is working
Vishal Reddy
58:51
Hi all, click here for the full report that Terri and LiJia wrote on the role of local government in protecting workers’ rights: https://www.epi.org/publication/the-role-of-local-government-in-protecting-workers-rights-a-comprehensive-overview-of-the-ways-that-cities-counties-and-other-localities-are-taking-action-on-behalf-of-working-people/ (fixed the URL!) =)
Shannon Foley
59:51
That works
Kamara Douglas
01:00:15
Kamara Douglas- SEIU
Terri Gerstein (she/her), Harvard Labor & Worklife Program, EPI
01:02:31
We managed to summarize our report on one page! (Double-sided). One side is for cities in states with preemption and the other side is for cities without preemption.
Terri Gerstein (she/her), Harvard Labor & Worklife Program, EPI
01:02:33
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r2fEdVIH8CUHSj_d1NtrPJiZMx7WVe0t/edit
Vishal Reddy
01:03:51
For bios and more information on all of our esteemed guests, click below
Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda: https://www.seattle.gov/council/mosqueda
Mayor Wu: https://www.boston.gov/departments/mayors-office/michelle-wuDurham Councilmember Jillian Johnson: https://www.durhamnc.gov/1661/Jillian-JohnsonNYC Comptroller Brad Lander: https://comptroller.nyc.gov/about/about-brad-lander/32BJ SEIU General Counsel Katchen Locke: https://www.seiu32bj.org/press-release/generalcounselapp ointment/
Rachel McFarland
01:03:54
thanks!
Vishal Reddy
01:03:59
For bios and more information on all of our esteemed guests, click below
Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda: https://www.seattle.gov/council/mosqueda
Mayor Wu: https://www.boston.gov/departments/mayors-office/michelle-wuDurham Councilmember Jillian Johnson: https://www.durhamnc.gov/1661/Jillian-JohnsonNYC Comptroller Brad Lander: https://comptroller.nyc.gov/about/about-brad-lander/32BJ SEIU General Counsel Katchen Locke: https://www.seiu32bj.org/press-release/generalcounselappointment/
Emina Bec
01:05:29
What resources exist for workers if they cannot afford an attorney? (i.e. most workers)
Emina Bec
01:05:54
Most corps have excellent legal representation. What about workers?
Terri Gerstein (she/her), Harvard Labor & Worklife Program, EPI
01:06:16
Hi - please share questions in the Q and A! Thanks.
Emina Bec
01:06:25
ooh! Thanks!
Richard Rabin
01:09:47
An untapped local resource for worker well-being are community health workers. If they are trained in worker rights they could empower their worker clients.
Kameron Dawson
01:11:03
A Better Balance has a free and confidential legal helpline for workers who have questions about their rights to family and medical leave, sick time, pregnancy accommodations, and flexible scheduling 1-833-NEED-ABB or https://www.abetterbalance.org/get-help/
Lucia Delaroca
01:14:12
I respect Kenneth Mejia
Vishal Reddy
01:21:05
Hi all– please use the Zoom Q and A function to pose a question to our panelists! You can find that button at the bottom of your zoom screen! Thanks so much :)
Terri Gerstein (she/her), Harvard Labor & Worklife Program, EPI
01:21:53
Rachel: Please add the question to the Q & A. But here's some info from NELP about the law: https://www.nelp.org/news-releases/federal-court-upholds-new-york-citys-just-cause-job-protections/
Terri Gerstein (she/her), Harvard Labor & Worklife Program, EPI
01:23:32
And here's a page from the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection that includes information about the just cause provisions (it's contained in the sections about the "Fair Workweek Law in Fast Food”): https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/workers/workersrights/fastfood-retail-workers.page
Vishal Reddy
01:23:38
Thanks for sharing Alex!
Terri Gerstein (she/her), Harvard Labor & Worklife Program, EPI
01:24:03
Section III of this document has details about the just cause law: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dca/downloads/pdf/workers/FAQs-FairWorkweek-FastFood.pdf
Vishal Reddy
01:25:53
Again, for bios and more information on all of our esteemed panelists, click below:Durham Councilmember Jillian Johnson: https://www.durhamnc.gov/1661/Jillian-JohnsonSeattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda: https://www.seattle.gov/council/mosquedaNYC Comptroller Brad Lander: https://comptroller.nyc.gov/about/about-brad-lander/32BJ SEIU General Counsel Katchen Locke: https://www.seiu32bj.org/press-release/generalcounselappointment/
Brad Lander
01:27:47
Durham is ahead of New York City in having it's minimum wage indexed to inflation so it goes up over time!
Vishal Reddy
01:34:24
Hi all– if you have a question, please use the Zoom Q and A function! You can find that button at the bottom of your zoom screen! Thanks so much.
Brad Lander
01:40:39
Alison HirshAssistant NYC Comptroller for Pensions and Senior Advisor for Labor/Workers Rights ahirsh@comptroller.nyc.gov(w) 212-669-2744(c) 917-254-5597
Jacqueline Kagan DUPICHE
01:41:41
I have to jump off. Thank you Terri and everyone. Very informative.
Patricia Geisel
01:43:06
Thank you Terri. Great speakers, inspiring.
Seema N. Patel
01:43:25
Yes! Thank you, Councilmember Mosqueda.
Mary Goff
01:43:29
Thank you for a fantastic presentation
Kamara Douglas
01:43:49
Thank you for an awesome presentation!
letitia davis
01:43:52
Thanks so much. Terrific panel and report
Vishal Reddy
01:43:57
Hi all! Hope you enjoyed the program! As we’re wrapping up, take these four quick action steps:
1) Take 2 minutes to fill out the Easy Retro Board to help us reflect on this session: https://tinyurl.com/LPHLSWebinar
2) Check out the inaugural Local Progress & HLS Labor and Worklife Program’s Monthly Workers’ Rights Round Up: https://tinyurl.com/WRRoundUp93) Follow us on social media: @LocalProgress @LWPHarvard @TerriGerstein @ljgong
4) And here are Terri and LiJia’s emails: tgerstein@law.harvard.edu and lgong@localprogress.org
John Hanna
01:45:17
Great presentation. Impressive local leaders.
Vishal Reddy
01:45:47
Fill out the Easy Retro Board to answer 3 quick questions: 

Link: https://easyretro.io/publicboard/h0NeGtuPa2dVVEGaQzA1f3x43G42/221bdd8b-8483-4784-8607-a7889bfa3bcd

The Three Questions: 
1) What’s one thing that you took away from this session that you’re excited about?2) What do you still have questions about?3) Are there any ideas/examples of efforts localities are taking on workers' rights that you haven’t heard today?
David Rosenfeld
01:46:31
Organize
Katchen Locke
01:46:46
100%--organize
Seema N. Patel
01:46:53
Organize!
Mark Hansen
01:46:55
Thank you to hosts and panelists!
Blanca Rodriguez
01:47:28
Thank you panel for your leadership on these issues!
Jillian Johnson (she/her), Durham City Council
01:47:33
Thank you for coming everyone!
TYLER SANDNESS
01:47:38
Thank you all!