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- Nelson Lichtenstein Director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy, UC Santa Barbara
- Melanie Trottman Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
- Anna Burger Secretary/Treasurer, Service Employees International Union; Chair, Change to Win labor federation; Member of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board
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