|Sara Nelson, International President of the Flight Attendants Association. |
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More than ever, the U.S. labor movement needs honest, inspirational leadership. Sara Nelson, International President of the Flight Attendants Association, is a proven leader who meets those requirements and much more.
To understand why I believe so, here are a few descriptive quotes from recent articles:
“No one is born with sexism, racism, ageism in their heart,” Nelson said in her Atlanta speech. “These are the tactics of the boss, of those who want all the money and all the power to deny us solidarity, the greatest force for good. Expose it. Call it out. Deal with it. And in our unions and on our picket lines we can do exactly that.”
“What Sara Nelson offers is a different kind of labor movement,” said Erik Loomis, a labor historian at the University of Rhode Island and the author of A History of America in 10 Strikes. “One that is, for the first time in a long time, charismatic and inspiring and one that speaks not only to current labor union members but also to the vast majority of the American working class that doesn’t belong to a union, or can’t have a union, or where it’s really difficult to form a union.”
‘Using power builds power’: meet the woman tipped to lead the labor movement, Lauren Gambino, theguardian.com, 9 Sept 2019
"Already, she’s been called “the most powerful labor leader in the country.”
"Not only does Nelson have the passion and presence sorely lacking in other labor leaders—who, for instance, can remember a single speech by Trumka?—she’s willing to fight at the front lines—not just for workers in her unions, but for all American workers—on a number of crucial issues."
Sara Nelson Is the Face of America's Resurgent LaborMovement, Natasha Hakimi Zapata, truthdig.com, 4 Oct 2019
Sara Nelson, International President of the Flight Attendants Association, talks to Dharna Noor at Netroots Nation 2019