Enid Eckstein

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Enid Eckstein

Enid Eckstein

Anti "sweating" ordinance

On Wednesday, July 18, 2001, the Boston City Council moved one step closer toward adoption of an anti-sweatshop ordinance. The Council heard testimony from UNITE and other unions, anti sweatshop activists, and "faith-based" supporters, who called upon the City to take action.

Boston City Councilors Maureen Feeney, James Kelly, Francis “Mickey” Roache and Michael Ross have lead the City Council effort.

Among those heard from were three children from the Workmen’s CircleAlex Pryse, Marlie Wilson and Kayla Monks — who wrote their own testimony.

Democratic Socialists of America member Bob Ross of Clark University presented testimony based on his research and investigations of international sweatshops. Also testifying was Ben McKean, a senior at Harvard and a veteran of the Harvard Living Wage Campaign.[1]

Enid Eckstein who works for the national AFL-CIO wrote an article about this "City Council Smacks Sweatshops" for the August issue of The Yankee Radical, the newsletter of Boston Democratic Socialists of America.[2]

DSA union forum

On September 8 2005 Boston Democratic Socialists of America and Jobs with Justice co-sponsored a forum on the recent split in the AFL-CIO before a Boston audience of about 30 people. Trade unionists from the dissident Change to Win Coalition engaged AFL-CIO loyalists and others in a wide ranging discussion that revealed more agreement about the problems of the labor movement than solutions, but also a desire, where possible, to work together.

Speakers were Ed Collins, John Murphy Ana Amaral, Enid Eckstein and Jeff Crosby.

Enid Eckstein (SEIU 2020) asserted that, critics to the contrary, SEIU went through extensive democratic debates and membership consultation before deciding to leave the AFL-CIO.[3]


As at April 12, 2010, the following served on the board of Community Labor United:[4]

Support for Bernie Sanders

Enid Eckstein pledged support for Bernie Sanders through Labor for Bernie, a "nationwide network of labor activists, backing Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign."

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward


Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those invited, on Facebook included Enid Eckstein.[5]

International Women's Day Celebration


Chinese Progressive Association (Boston) International Women's Day Celebration March 8, 2017 - 5:30pm

SEIU 32BJ Local 615 26 West Street Boston, MA 02111.

Celebrate International Women’s Day and the Chinese Progressive Association Workers Center’s 30 years of organizing.

Host Committee members included Enid Eckstein.

Backing Jared Golden

Rand Wilson November 3


Let’s flip the House! Great to knock doors today with this crew to put Jared Golden over the top in Maine’s Congressional District 2. — with Enid Eckstein, Joanie Parker and Leslie Cohen in Farmington, Maine.