Anna Walt­man has served as co-chair of GEO-UAW since May 2013, and has worked at Uni­ver­si­ty of Mass­a­chu­setts-Amherst as a teach­ing assis­tant or teach­ing asso­ciate (instruc­tor of record) since begin­ning grad­u­ate school in Eng­lish in 2009.Natasha Rahe­ja is a teach­ing assis­tant and Ph.D. can­di­date in the Depart­ment of Anthro­pol­o­gy at New York Uni­ver­si­ty. She has served on the GSOC-UAW Bar­gain­ing Com­mit­tee and is a mem­ber of the social jus­tice cau­cus Aca­d­e­m­ic Work­ers for a Demo­c­ra­t­ic Union (AWDU). Natasha is also the direc­tor of the doc­u­men­tary Cast in India on the work­ing lives of the men who make the man­hole cov­ers in New York City.Shan­non Ikebe is a Ph.D. stu­dent in Soci­ol­o­gy at Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia-Berke­ley. He is a mem­ber of AWDU and for­mer North­ern Vice Pres­i­dent of UAW Local 2865, which rep­re­sents more than 12,000 grad­u­ate stu­dent work­ers across the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia campuses.
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