– Ed Ott, Executive Director of the New York City Central Labor Council, which represents over 1.3 million working men and women from 400 affiliated labor organizations throughout New York City.
– Saru Jayaraman the co-founder of Restaurant Opportunities Center United, an organization founded initially to help Trade Tower workers after 9-11. ROC has gone national, fighting for restaurant workers’ rights.
– Tamara Draut, the Director of the Economic Opportunity Project at the progressive think tank, Demos. She is the author of the Demos study, Economic State of Young America and the book, Strapped: Why America’s 20- and 30-Somethings Can’t Get Ahead.