YDS Conference Speaker Bios

Barbara Ehrenreich and Bill Fletcher, Jr. are coming--why aren't you?

This page will be updated regularly as more workshops and speakers are confirmed throughout the summer. Stay tuned!

Barbara EhrenreichBarbara Ehrenreich, DSA Honorary Chair and author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, and Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy, and numerous other books. She is a frequent contributor to Harper's and the Nation and has also been a columnist at the New York Times and Time Magazine. She is most recently the founder of the just-launched Economic Hardship Reporting Project, which supports innovative journalism on poverty and economic hardship.

Bill Fletcher Jr

Bill Fletcher, Jr., has been an activist since his teen years. Upon graduating from college he went to work as a welder in a shipyard, thereby entering the labor movement. Over the years he has been active in workplace and community struggles as well as electoral campaigns. He has worked for several labor unions in addition to serving as a senior staffperson in the national AFL-CIO.

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