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- Lee Conrad national organizer for the Alliance@IBM, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America
- Ron Bird chief economist at the Employment Policy Foundation
- Jared Bernstein Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser for Vice President Biden and Executive Director of the Vice President's Middle Class Task Force.
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