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Confronting the Climate Crisis: Can Labor Help Shape an Effective Strategy?

Dr. James Hansen, Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, David Coles, President, Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union,  Canada, Bhairavi Desai, Executive director, New York Taxi Workers Alliance and Hector Figueroa, President, Local 32 BJ SEIU, Moderated by Sean Sweeney, Director Cornell Global Labor Institute on “Confronting the Climate Crisis: Can Labor Help Shape an Effective Strategy?” (January 17, 2013)

Research Associate, Center for Popular Democracy

Full-Time Research Associate

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is seeking a full-time Research Associate to work on economic justice, immigrants’ rights and/or racial justice policy initiatives and campaigns.

The Center for Popular Democracy builds organizing power and transforms the local and state policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and labor unions nationwide. CPD collaborates with partners to build their internal strength, infrastructure and capacity – and to envision and win campaigns, with a particular focus on efforts to move a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial justice agenda at the city and state level.

The Research Associate will join CPD’s strategic research team, and will collaborate closely with CPD’s organizing and policy staff, as well as staff and constituents from our partner organizations.  The Research Associate will work on a range of projects, including exploratory campaign research, data gathering and analysis, creation of campaign materials (including reports for CPD and our partner organizations), and community education activities.
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Assistant to the Business Agent, IATSE

IATSE Local 161 in New York City is looking for a full time Assistant to the Business Agent to start as soon as possible.

Responsibilities include organizing new members, tracking benefit contributions for members, tracking pay and overtime, communicating with benefit fund’s offices and payroll companies, keeping records of various jobs across our jurisdiction, keeping our database up to date, answering member’s questions, filing, backup administrative duties (answering the phone, communication with members, etc), and assisting the Business Agent as needed.

This position also includes the opportunity to learn the Local 161 and IATSE contracts, and has the potential for advancement.  Experience and/or interest in the film industry is a plus.  Full benefits (health, pension, 401k) are included.

Please send resumes and cover letters to Elena at