Presentation - Hedge Clippers Campaign
Start: Tuesday, August 02, 2016• 5:30 PM
End: Tuesday, August 02, 2016• 6:30 PM
The Hedge Clippers campaign, a partnership of AFT, unions and community groups, is now working in ten states and Puerto Rico to expose and challenge the dangerous practices of hedge funds. We've already won some big victories with NYCERS recently voting to divest from hedge funds. Hedge Clippers is exposing the role of hedge funds and so-called "activist investors" in forcing job cuts, plant closures and dramatic price increases for life-saving prescription drugs.
The campaign has received widespread press coverage for exposing the greed of hedge fund managers, whose business practices hurt our members, unions and the economy.
We hope you can join us for a presentation and discussion about the Hedge Clippers campaign and how it can be a tool to help unions go on the offense, joining with community allies to expose, challenge and beat the billionaire hedge fund managers who threaten our economy and democracy.
Light refreshments will be served.