Workers Unite Film Festival Team

Andrew Tilson       -   Executive Director
Phil Hopper            -   Executive Program Director
Melanie Lindauer   -   Acting Director of Programs and Jury Screening
Kyra Rose              -   Director of Web and Media Services
Miranda Edson      -   Director of Social Media and Community Outreach
Aviva Skye             -   Executive Assistant - Festival Projects 2017
Denise Shavers      -  Graphic Designer - Festival Guide

And special thanks to the National Writers Union for judging our screenplay contest!
 

Workers Unite Film Festival Advisory Board

Rachel Bernstein - Director of Labor Arts Web Museum
Gene Carroll  - Co-Director, NYS AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute, Cornell University, Institute for Labor Relations, NYC
May Y. Chen - Co-Director, China Labor Studies Program, Murphy Institute/CUNY, founding member of APALA, Board President of the NYS Immigrant Action Fund. International Union VP of UNITE HERE
Esther Cohen (Advisory Board Chair) – Author, Poet, Artist, Cultural Activist (Former Director, SEIU 1199 Bread And Roses Cultural Program)
Bhairavi Desai - Executive Director, New York (& National) Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA)
Caroline Fan -  Strategic Consultant, Labor Issues
Maria Figueroa – Director, Labor and Policy Research. Cornell University/Worker Institute/ILR
Liana Foxvog -  National Organizer, International Labor Rights Forum
Carl Ginsburg – Director of Communications, NYSNA
Brendan Griffith – Chief of Staff, Mobilizing Director, NYC Central Labor Council
Dean Hubbard – Director, Sierra Club Labor Program,  Labor Activist (NY & DC)
Sara Koenig - West End Strategy Group, Public Relations
Kenneth J Levitt - Counsel
Jane LaTour  -  Author, DC37 NYC Journalist (retired), NY Labor History Association Organizer
Penny Lewis – Assistant Professor, Labor Studies , Murphy Institute/CUNY
Stephanie Luce – Associate Professor, Labor Studies, Murphy Institute/CUNY
Gregory Mantsios – Director, Murphy Institute For Worker Education and Labor Studies/CUNY
Ruth Milkman – Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center, Professor and Academic Director, Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, CUNY
Ed Ott – Distinguished Lecturer, Murphy Institute for Worker Education And Labor Studies/CUNY, Former Executive Director New York City Central Labor Council
Janna Pea-  Publicist - Sunshine Sachs, Former Director of Communications for RWDSU
Zahida Pirani - Filmmaker, Consultant, Former Director of La Fuente's NY Civic Participation Project
Mark Plesent - Producing Artistic Director, The Working Theater, NYC
Ray Rogers - Founder and Director of Corporate Campaigns, Inc., Campaign to Stop Killer Coke
Harvey C. Sigelbaum – Senior Advisor, The Riverside Company, past President & Co-CEO, MultiPlan, Inc.; past CEO, Amalgamated Life Insurance Company, NY
Justin Thomas -  Filmmaker, Activist, NYC - produced and directed, Truth Through A Lens
Richard D. Winsten – Partner, Co-Chair of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.’s Government Relations practice
Roz Yasser – Labor/Healthcare Consultant, Former SVP EmblemHealth, Inc.
Michael Zweig – Director, Center for Study of Working Class Life, SUNY, Stonybrook