Rosemarie Rieger

My name is Rosemarie Rieger. I am an organizer and lecturer. Before moving to Nashville this spring I was the community engagement coordinator for the Dallas AFL-CIO CLC and the founder of the Texas New ERA Center/Jobs with Justice. Currently, I am co-teaching a course on religion, economics and labor with my husband, Joerg Rieger at Vanderbilt Divinity School. This course is based on a book Joerg and I published earlier this year: Unified We Are A Force: How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America’s Inequalities (link). In this book we aim to engage readers to consider how faith is deeply connected with work. With rising inequality we as workers need to realize that we are in the struggle for economic justice together. Work connects us and it is at work that we have the leverage to change the system. I look forward to being a part of UFE’s Liberation Economics Training at the Highlander Center, because I am interested in learning new ways of teaching and talking about economics to help people understand that our economic system is not working in favor of the 99%. With increased productivity more and more of the value we as workers create is being siphoned off to enrich the 1%, while we have been facing stagnant wages, reductions in health benefits, and the disappearance of retirement security. It’s time to work together for change! In solidarity, Rosemarie

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