Intelligence and Courage Award: Ai-jen Poo
Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign, has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2000 she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. In 2007, DWU helped organize the first national domestic workers convening, out of which formed the NDWA.
Steadfast Award: Sally Greenberg
Sally Greenberg joined the National Consumers League as Executive Director in 2007. Under Sally’s leadership, the League continues to fight the exploitation of children and teens in the workplace, and enforcing the protections provided by maximum hours laws and minimum wage laws, launching a project at the League on Wage Theft, working for paid sick leave locally and nationally, and supporting and growing the Child Labor Coalition. Sally came to NCL from Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, where she served as Senior Product Safety Counsel for 10 years.
Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Roosevelt Institute’s Rediscovering Government Initiative, economics columnist at Harper’s magazine and editor of Challenge Magazine. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, former economics columnist for The New York Times, and author of several books, including The Case For Big Government and Age of Greed.
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