Break ‘Em Up! Redistributing Economic Power to the People

Welcome:
George Goehl, Director, People’s Action
Sarah Miller, Executive Director, American Economic Liberties Project

Keynote Remarks:
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee

Featured Discussion: Centering Worker Power in Anti-Monopoly Fights
Zephyr Teachout, Author of Break ‘Em Up and Associate Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
In conversation with Morgan Harper, Senior Advisor, American Economic Liberties Project 

Panel Discussion: The Consequences of Corporate Power for Working People
Saru Jayaraman, President, One Fair Wage and Director of the Food Labor Research Center, University of California, Berkeley
Veena Dubal, Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings

Mike Wilson, Vice President, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400
Moderated by George Goehl, Director, People’s Action

Closing Remarks:
Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), Chair of the House Antitrust Subcommittee

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On December 15th at 2pm ET,  People’s Action and the American Economic Liberties Project kicked off of our new virtual event series “Break ‘Em Up! Redistributing Economic Power to the People.” 

The “Break ‘Em Up” series will bring together a diverse range of progressive voices to share information about the ways unchecked corporate power is hurting workers, small businesses, communities and our democracy. It will build on the momentum of the House Antitrust Subcommittee’s 16-month investigation into Big Tech and galvanize the progressive movement around fighting monopoly power.

Economic Liberties and People’s Action’s first event examined how concentrated corporate power hurts labor and workplace organizing efforts. We looked at research that finds wages would likely be substantially higher today – more than $10,000 a year – if the economy were less concentrated. And we’ll hear from leading voices in the anti-monopoly and labor movements.

Thank you for joining us!

Date & Time
December 15, 2020 2:00 pm
Location