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Erica Smiley

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Erica Smiley is co-executive director of Jobs With Justice and one of the lead architects for developing the organization’s strategic vision: to build power for working people by expanding their collective bargaining power so they may redefine and claim their socioeconomic and political democracy, while addressing issues of inequality and poverty. A seasoned organizer and movement leader, Smiley has seeded numerous initiatives that position and prioritize the demands and voices of vulnerable workers. She has authored several articles lifting strategic organizing, movement building, direct action, and discourse as core strategies for building power for working people in a healthy democracy.

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