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Sarita Gupta

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Bio: Sarita Gupta is the National Field Director of Jobs with Justice (JWJ), a national campaign for workers' rights and economic justice that consists of over 40 local coalitions in cities across the United States. JWJ local coalitions bring together labor, community, faith-based, and student organizations to address issues impacting working people and their families. Sarita oversees the national field program and leads on strategic programs such as health care justice, organizing and collective bargaining rights campaigns, and immigrant workers' rights. Prior to joining the national JWJ staff in 2002, Sarita served as the Executive Director of Chicago Jobs with Justice (JWJ) for four years, where she helped build the coalition to over 70 member organizations and unions, and deepened their work to address key workers' rights issues including: health care justice, organizing and collective bargaining rights, immigrants' rights, day labor/temporary labor issues, housing, and globalization. During her tenure in Chicago, she served on the National Board of JWJ. In 1996, Sarita was elected the National President of the United States Student Association (USSA), the country's oldest and largest grassroots legislative student organization. She served as a trainer for the Grass Roots Organizing Weekend (GROW) program, a project of USSA and the Midwest Academy. Sarita graduated from Mount Holyoke College where she was active in a wide range of issues including leading a successful recruitment and retention campaign of low-income students and students of color.
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