"The most powerful woman in the labor movement," Burger talks about the EFCA, sharing the prosperity, and why labor unions aren't just good for union members, but for all workers.
Hailed by Fortune Magazine as "the most powerful woman in the labor movement," Anna Burger is Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union and Chair of Change to Win. The two million member SEIU is the largest union of health care and property service workers, the second-largest public employee union, and the most diverse union in North America.
Burger oversees SEIU's political operations and grassroots election work, which helped elect President Obama. She plays a major role in developing the infrastructure of the progressive movement to strengthen its voice and reach. An outspoken voice on the role unions can play to restore economic fairness, Burger was appointed to serve on the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
Burger began her career in 1972 as a rank-and-file Pennsylvania state caseworker and union activist before her election as SEIU Local 668's first female president and later became SEIU's national field director. Throughout her career, she has pushed labor to deepen its commitment to equality for all.
Drummond Pike is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tides. Awarded as an Outstanding Foundation Professional, Pike helped pioneer the advent of donor advised funds in philanthropy.
Through his leadership, Tides has helped increase the capacity and effectiveness of thousands of social change organizations. Pike was a founder and Associate Director of the Youth Project in Washington, DC, and served as Executive Director of the Shalan Foundation from 1976 to 1981. He was among the original founders of Working Assets, a telecommunications company dedicated to progressive philanthropy and political activism.