FORA.tv Speaker - Anna Burger
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.
09.08.09 | 00:20:19 min
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