Posts Tagged ‘Jim Hightower’

America’s populist cowboy tips his stetson in support of Mott’s workers

While both of New York’s U.S. Senators, the state attorney general, and even country singer Steve Earle have previously asked Mott’s to go to the bargaining table with their striking workers, only yesterday did a cowboy decide to throw his hat in the ring.

Jim Hightower, “America’s #1 Populist,” released an amazing article and audio commentary on his website that shows his support for the workers, who have been striking for over four months to keep their wages and pensions from being slashed. Not only did Hightower express solidarity, he successfully proved that the workers in Williamson, New York have become a telling example of the challenges employees face in workplaces across the United States of America. Read more »


Join us for the sixth annual American Rights at Work Awards Celebration

What do Matt Damon, Howard Zinn, and the American Pie movies have in common?  The answer is movie producer Chris Moore, who will be presenting at our annual American Rights at Work Awards Celebration on June 28.

Moore is a producer of Good Will Hunting, the American Pie movies, and The People Speak – a film inspired by the work of historian Howard Zinn.  The People Speak features stars like Damon, Danny Glover, and Kerry Washington performing the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, giving voice to those who spoke up for change throughout U.S. history. Moore will present a special tribute to Zinn, whose work brought to light the extraordinary power of ordinary people in creating social change.

Buy your tickets now for our annual event, where we celebrate the recipients of the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award who, like her, champion workers’ rights as human rights. Emcee Jim Hightower—former Texas Agriculture Commissioner and nationally-renowned commentator, writer, speaker, and author—will keep us on our toes as we honor founding American Rights at Work Board member Beth Shulman (In Memoriam), and green real estate developer Gerding Edlen Development, Inc.

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