In this episode of the Rising Leaders of New York podcast, welcome guest Ethan Felder. Ethan is a community leader and labor lawyer in Forest Hills, Queens.
Tune in to this episode as Ethan shares insights into:
- the urgent need to address the current climate crisis in New York City and create more secure jobs with better labor protection
- the importance of contested elections and public financing of campaigns to give grassroots candidates a chance in local politics
- the importance of unions and essential workers in keeping our economy running and creating a fair and just economy for all
Ethan started his career as a lawyer in the financial sector, where he witnessed mass layoffs of workers following the 2008 economic crisis and became profoundly concerned about the economic insecurity affecting families. This experience led him to start a new journey as a labor lawyer representing Unions in their fight for workers’ rights.
Since then, Ethan has dedicated his career to giving the most vulnerable workers access to justice, including cleaners, transit workers, firefighters, door people, handy people, superintendents, steamfitters, and construction workers. He has also fought for the mental health and rights of essential workers such as nurses, security guards, school safety agents, police, and correction officers, prioritizing support for those who need it most, including women, youth, and immigrants.
Learn more about Ethan Felder:
- Website: https://www.ethanfornyc.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ethan.felder/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ethanforthecity
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