Sarita Gupta is the Executive Director of Jobs with Justice (JwJ), a national network of 46 local coalitions in 24 states that bring together more than 1,300 labor unions, faith groups, community organizations, and student activists to fight for working people. JwJ educates working people about the connection between workers’ rights and strong communities, and explores innovative community-based organizing for economic justice. Much of her work has focused on defending and expanding the right to organize and collectively bargain; develop a movement building approach to Jobs with Justice; and innovate new initiatives that speak to the mission of Jobs with Justice at the global, national, and local levels.
Sarita is also the co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign – a campaign dedicated to changing the way we care in this nation. The campaign brings together millions of care workers, people with disabilities, older adults, and their families with the goals of improving the quality and accessibility of care for everyone, by creating new, quality jobs in home care; expanding workplace protections; ensuring affordable, quality care and support for individuals; and stabilizing the workforce.
Sarita currently serves on the following boards: International Labor Rights Forum, American Rights at Work, the National Planning Committee of the U.S. Social Forum, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the Inter-Alliance Dialogue/UNITY, Other Worlds is Possible Giving Circle, the Institute for Policy Studies, and The Discount Foundation Board of Trustees.